Parent Involvement

Feb
9
2018

Don’t Forget About Driver Safety this Valentine’s Day

By DriveitHOME

Valentine’s Day celebrates the love between two people, often with roses, chocolate and love notes. This special day also usually involves couples driving to romantic dinner dates. Whether we’re headed to a romantic dinner with someone special or just traveling this Valentine’s Day, we can’t forget to keep each other safe while on the road!

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Feb
2
2018

How to Talk with Your Teen About Driver Safety

By DriveitHOME

Talking with your teen driver is crucial when teaching him or her how to drive safely, but that doesn’t mean starting the conversation is always easy.

You might worry that your teen will take your talks as harsh criticism, or that he or she will ignore the lessons altogether. But if you use the right approach, you can help your teen understand the importance of being a safe driver.

Here are some conversation starters to try out:

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Jan
26
2018

Teach Your Teen Driver to Stay Out of a Truck’s ‘No Zone’

By Scott Felthousen

As experienced drivers, many of us have seen tractor-trailers with the message, “Stay Out of the No Zone,” wrapped around them during our travels. Still, many of us may wonder, what is the ‘No Zone’ and how can we help our teen drivers understand what a truck’s ‘No Zone’ is?

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Jan
19
2018

A Dangerous New Normal: Distracted Drivers

By Andy Pilgrim

Adaptation is a useful genetic tool; you might remember some guy named Darwin wrote about it over 150 years ago.

The U.S. distracted driving epidemic is getting worse and worse. Traffic deaths passed 40,000 in 2016, a 14% increase over 2014. We have not seen an increase like this in decades. I can honestly say my driving has adapted more in the past few years than in my other 34 years of driving. Why? “To survive!” Thanks to Mr. Darwin, again.

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Jan
12
2018

What Teens Need to Know About Vehicle Recalls and VINs

By DriveitHOME

More than 50 million vehicles on the road today have open recalls, and for inexperienced teen drivers these can be a major safety risk.

Whether the recall is for an airbag, a seatbelt or even the windshield wipers, driving a recalled vehicle can increase your chance of a crash or your risk of injury in a crash. The good news is that recalls can be repaired or replaced for free at a dealer, but many drivers may not even know when their car is under recall. Before your teen gets behind the wheel, teach him or her how to find this out.

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Jan
4
2018
How to prep a car for cold winter driving

Teach Your Teen How to Prep a Car for Cold Winter Driving

By DriveitHOME

In many parts of the country, inexperienced teen drivers are getting their first taste of waking up and driving on a cold winter morning. We have already touched on driver dangers during the winter, such as following too close or using your phone, but don’t forget to talk to your teen about keeping the vehicle safe, as well.

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Dec
21
2017

The Risks of Impaired Driving

By DriveitHOME

With the end-of-the-year holidays in sight, teen drivers must prepare for an all-too-common risk on the road: driver impairment.

Alcohol and teens are a dangerous mix. According to NHTSA, about 25 percent of teen car crashes involve an underage drinking driver, and Christmas and New Years are popular drinking holidays. All 50 states have zero tolerance underage drinking laws for a reason: inexperience already puts teens at high risk for a fatal crash and alcohol makes the odds much worse.

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Dec
15
2017

Teens and Trucks

By Scott Felthousen

It is estimated there are more than 15 million trucks on the roads in the United States, making up about 6 percent of the total vehicles in the U.S. Still, according to Injury Facts 2017, they were involved in more than 4,000 fatalities in 2015 alone. New teen drivers will interact with these forty-ton vehicles as they learn to drive – which can be extremely intimidating – but makes it important for parents to know how to teach their teens the right way to handle semi-truck situations.

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Dec
8
2017

Get Your Teen Ready for Safe Winter Driving

By DriveitHOME

If you haven’t yet helped your teen prepare for winter driving, don’t wait any longer.

Being prepared for winter road conditions is crucial to staying safe. Talk to your teen about the importance of gathering supplies, inspecting the vehicle and knowing what to expect long before the first big snowfall arrives.

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Nov
21
2017

How to Help Your Teen Driver Stay Safe this Thanksgiving Weekend

By DriveitHOME

This Thanksgiving weekend, drivers of every age will hit the road to head back home and spend time with their loved ones. Before your teen gets behind the wheel, help him or her prepare and stay safe.

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