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Dec
16
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: How Do You Teach a Teen to Drive?

By DriveitHOME

Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom.

How do you actually teach a teen to drive?

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Nov
14
2014

Report: Teen License Plate Decals Work

By DriveitHOME

In May 2010, New Jersey became the first state to require new teen drivers to affix a red decal to their license plates. The decals help police identify teens who are driving under state provisions that limit high-risk behaviors, including driving with young passengers and driving at night. The law is called Kyleigh’s Law, and it was born from tragedy.

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Nov
5
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: What’s My Coaching Style?

By DriveitHOME

Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom.

So…this teaching-my-son-to-drive thing promises to challenge me in new ways. I’m a mom who tends to “mother in the moment” and I toggle pretty freely through the parenting styles. Now I realize when it comes to teaching my kid to drive, I’ll probably fall into one category or the other. But what does that mean?

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Jul
15
2014

Why teens shouldn’t wait to get a license

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

A few weeks ago, my friend purchased her first car at the age of 20. Although this was a big milestone, it was a concern for many.

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Feb
27
2014

Why I wasn’t always a safe teen driver

By DriveitHOME

As a teenager, I know that driving is dangerous. I have heard countless stories and statistics from my parents, TV, my school, and even that lady at the DMV who gave me a lecture before handing me my license.

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Aug
13
2013

Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

By DriveitHOME

Parents often aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to preparing teens to drive. The prospect of allowing teens behind the wheel often is terrifying, and parents need some coaching to understand how to ease those fears. Not So Fast can help parents with new teen drivers navigate the most dangerous time of their teens’ lives while staying calm and comfortable throughout the learning process.

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Aug
6
2013

A teen’s perspective: Respect your parents

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

Learning to drive is a stepping stone into the adult world for most teens. The learning process can be stressful, but it can be much easier with the help of a parent. Most teens cringe thinking their parents could be right, much less thinking mom and dad have good advice. However, parents are simply looking out for their teens’ best interests.

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Jul
16
2013

A teen’s perspective: Why GDL is important

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

I have been out of the Graduated Driver Licensing program for over a year and going through it really opened my eyes. I am thankful to live in a state that cares about teen drivers and offers a step-by-step learning process. GDL taught me valuable life skills, influenced many choices and is saving lives on the U.S. roadways.

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Jul
5
2013

Guest post: What’s driving the drop in teen licensure

By DriveitHOME

For years, it seemed most teens ran to the DMV the day they became eligible to receive a driver’s license, craving that sense of freedom and responsibility. But recent trends show the once-coveted driver’s license may have lost some of its appeal.

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Jun
14
2013

They’re here: the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers

By DriveitHOME

For many teens, the arrival of summer means the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter of life. Teens use their spare time to socialize with friends, and safety often is one of the last things on their minds.

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