Parent Involvement

Sep
14
2017

You Need to Be a Safe Driver (For Your Teen’s Sake)

By DriveitHOME

It’s easy for parents to think that a teen only learns how to drive in the classroom and behind the wheel, but your teen picks up plenty of lessons from the passenger seat, too.

For years, your teen has watched you drive and some of your habits are likely to work their way into your teen’s own driving behavior. Parents, after all, are the number one influence on teen driving habits.

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Sep
14
2017

What Your Teen Needs to Know About Child Passenger Safety

By DriveitHOME

This Sunday marks the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, a time when we talk about car seat safety, kids in hot cars and other driving risks for young passengers.

As parents, we may take our knowledge of this subject for granted – how to install a car seat and when a child is old enough to sit in a seat without a booster or any other assistance, for example - but your teen needs to learn these lessons, too. The problem is that a teen’s first year with a license is his or her most dangerous year behind the wheel and you don’t want to extend that risk to child passengers.

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Sep
8
2017

Using Technology to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

By DriveitHOME

We often talk about the dangers of technology in the car, from cell phones to built-in infotainment systems, but when it comes to teen drivers, technology isn’t all bad.

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Sep
1
2017

This Labor Day Weekend, Don’t Take a Break from Coaching Your Teen Driver

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day signals the end of summer and for many Americans it is their last chance to relax before the weather turns cool again. But don’t let your relaxation get in the way of your teen driver’s safety.

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Aug
29
2017

What Teen Drivers Need to Know About School Zones

By DriveitHOME

Nearly three-quarters of American students don’t feel safe crossing the intersections near their schools, with students in 22 states giving their school intersections only a “C” for safety, according to recent data from Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

This is because the majority of surveyed students claim the streets around their schools lack important safety features, including crossing guards and school zone markings. Without these safety features, drivers may not know to slow down and drive with caution and pedestrians may, rightfully, fear for their safety.

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Aug
17
2017

Traffic Safety Readiness Level DEFCON 1

By Andy Pilgrim

The defense (DEF) readiness condition (CON) is an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces. DEFCON 5 is the condition denoting normal readiness, going up to DEFCON 1 which signifies maximum readiness.

Similarly, driver training in Europe emphasizes always having a high state of readiness. I passed my driving test in the UK for both motorcycles and cars and have ridden mopeds and motorcycles since I was 16 years old (the UK tests are among the toughest in the world). Expecting the unexpected is my driving life mantra.

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Aug
4
2017

Fatigue: The Hidden Driving Risk Affecting Your Teen

By DriveitHOME

Fatigued drivers are dangerous drivers, and your teen is more fatigued than you think.

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Jul
28
2017

Teen Driver Lessons: How to Safely Jumpstart a Car

By DriveitHOME

As drivers, we’ve all found ourselves stuck somewhere with a dead car battery and no clue how to fix it. Jumpstarting a car is especially intimidating for teen drivers with little experience, but teaching them how to do it safely can give them all the confidence they’ll need.

Here is how you can teach your teen to safely jumpstart a car.

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Jul
21
2017

The Danger of Using Smartphones at Red Lights

By Andy Pilgrim

“I don’t text and drive, I only mess with my phone at red lights”. If I had a dollar for every time I heard adult drivers tell me this, I would have a lot of dollars.

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Jul
14
2017

Checklist: How to Prepare Your Teen for a Summer Road Trip

By DriveitHOME
Summer road trips are a great way for your teen to get experience driving in different types of traffic, weather and terrain, all while you're there to steer them in the right direction. But before you set out, set a good example by walking your teen through this checklist to make sure they, and the car, are ready for the road. 
 
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