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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Sep
24
2013

Parents, how are your teens driving?

By DriveitHOME

Every parent wants to believe his or her child always follows the rules and obeys the law. This includes the rules of the road. A new study from State Farm reveals that’s not the case.

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Sep
10
2013

Video: Potato Boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving really isn’t one of them. Learn how to coach your teen drivers at driveithome.org.

Check out the DriveitHOME YouTube channel for more videos.

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Sep
5
2013

Get your copy of Not So Fast

By DriveitHOME

Parents with teen drivers should consider taking a trip to the book store (sit shotgun and let your teen drive if he or she is old enough!) and pick up a copy of  Not So Fastnow on shelves.

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Sep
3
2013

Teen driver safety: a year-round commitment

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day marked the end of the period known as the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teens. Based on historical trends, as many as 1,500 people may have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Many parents understand the additional dangers their already vulnerable teen drivers face during this deadly time of the year. Many parents become extra vigilant in an effort to protect their teens. That vigilance must continue all year.

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Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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Aug
16
2013

Video: Safe Driving Games

By DriveitHOME

Parents, here are a few games you can play with your teen drivers as they gain experience and receive licenses! For more safe driving and coaching tips, visit important driveithome.org.

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