Parent Involvement

Oct
21
2016

We need a Grade 4 thru 8 Mobility Curriculum in US schools

By Andy Pilgrim

I spend a lot of time speaking to groups of parents about traffic safety. I’m frequently asked, why the parents? You probably know the answer by now. Based on over 20 years of research, any meaningful change to America's distracted driving culture will have to include new education ideas to help parents with children of ALL ages. 

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Aug
21
2015

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival

By Walt Brinker

Hello, my name is Walt Brinker. My hobby is assisting stranded motorists, which I have done free-of-charge over 2,000 times. Empowering drivers to prevent and contend with breakdowns has become my crusade. My book, Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns, is full of easy-to-read wisdom and advice for all drivers, new and experienced. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially with teen drivers.

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Aug
17
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: Walk This Way

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the perils of being a pedestrian in city with plenty of heavy traffic, so Declan’s been getting some extra lessons about keeping an eye out for those on foot. This is one of those times he doesn’t really want to be the kid of a parent who spends every day immersed in traffic safety issues.

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Aug
8
2015

The Brake and How to Use It

By DriveitHOME

Let’s hop into a time machine and go back to when you were a teen driver. Take a moment to remember how well you were able to stop and start your car. Do you remember how it lurched forward when you gave it a little too much gas when the light turned green? Do you remember that four-way stop sign coming up a little quicker than you thought it would? How applying the brake quickly made the seat belt (you were wearing one, right?) tighten across your chest as gravity pulled you forward for a few seconds before it tugged you back to your seat?

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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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Dec
12
2014

Infographic: Teens and Drugged Driving

By DriveitHOME

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – the perfect time to talk to teens about the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, such as marijuana.

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Dec
3
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Is He Ready?

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.

To “permit” or not to “permit”…that’s the question.

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Nov
26
2014

Teen Driving Safety & Thanksgiving

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council estimates 418 deaths and 44,700 medically consulted injuries may occur on our nation’s roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Obviously a single death or injury on our roadways is unacceptable, and we know our youngest drivers get into more crashes than those who are older and more experienced.

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Nov
19
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Am I Coach Ditka or Coach Lovey?

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.

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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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