Guest blogger

Feb
26
2016
Car Trouble

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 5 – Winter Driving II

By Walt Brinker

Ice covered roads:

  • Do not drive at all on unsalted/treated roads. If there is no other choice, drive only for a limited distance with chains or studded tires. Practice putting on the chains before they are needed! The use of tire chains is legal in most states, when necessary, provided they do not damage the highway (check with your local authorities to be sure).

Snow covered roads (no ice):

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Feb
23
2016
Ice Scraping

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 5 – Winter Driving I

By Walt Brinker

Hello once again, DriveitHOME friends. When it comes to winter driving, all considerations and tips spelled out in my book, “Roadside Survival”, still apply, PLUS you’ll also want to make sure your teen makes the following preparations:

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Oct
1
2014

Traveling safely to and from college

By DriveitHOME

Guest submission:

Throughout the fall, thousands of teens move out of the house to college. As always, it’s important to drive with caution. Make sure your teen heeds these tips for traveling safely to and from college, to lessen the chances of being involved in a crash this fall.

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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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May
7
2014

5 car sounds your teen shouldn’t ignore

By DriveitHOME

By: JT Ripton, guest blogger

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Feb
5
2014

How brain development affects teens’ driving

By DriveitHOME

What do teen drivers, older drivers, and distracted drivers all have in common? The answer is “the brain.” And understanding the brain is the key to knowing why we get into car crashes and how to prevent these crashes.

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Jan
14
2014

Teaching your teen to drive: Driving safely around semi-trucks

By DriveitHOME

Regardless of the amount of years you’ve been a licensed driver, driving alongside a semi-truck on the freeway is an uncomfortable experience. Sharing the road with big trucks is common, and if the proper precautions aren’t taken, drivers can lose their lives.

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Dec
19
2013

Setting driving rules for my teen

By DriveitHOME

Research shows that if parents make and enforce family driving rules that are stricter than state laws, their teens will generally be safer behind the wheel.  At DriveitHOME.org, we encourage parents to use a document – called a parent/teen agreement – to help develop and customize those rules for each family.

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Oct
31
2013

Guest post: Two mothers’ dilemmas with safe teen driving

By DriveitHOME

Since I started blogging about safe teen driving four years ago, I have gotten calls on occasion from parents, asking for advice about how to handle their teen drivers. Most recently, I received two calls from mothers who were calling out of fear and panic. Below, as excellent illustrations of the dilemmas of parents, I have recounted their pleas and my responses:                                                                          

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