Parent Involvement

Oct
7
2013

Tell your teens how much they matter

By DriveitHOME

National You Matter to Me Day is Oct. 7 – a great opportunity for parents to tell teens how much they matter. Signing a parent-teen driving agreement is a good way to mark to holiday. Parent-teen driving agreements establish a set of household rules teens must follow in order to have driving privileges, and the agreements show how much parents care about their teens’ safety.

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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.

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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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Aug
13
2013

Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

By DriveitHOME

Parents often aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to preparing teens to drive. The prospect of allowing teens behind the wheel often is terrifying, and parents need some coaching to understand how to ease those fears. Not So Fast can help parents with new teen drivers navigate the most dangerous time of their teens’ lives while staying calm and comfortable throughout the learning process.

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Aug
8
2013

Video: The most important safe driving tip

By DriveitHOME

There are three things every parent needs to have in order to effectively coach teen drivers. Jim Million, lead driving instructor for Toyota Driving Expectations, explains the keys to effective parental coaching in this video from driveithome.org.

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Aug
6
2013

A teen’s perspective: Respect your parents

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

Learning to drive is a stepping stone into the adult world for most teens. The learning process can be stressful, but it can be much easier with the help of a parent. Most teens cringe thinking their parents could be right, much less thinking mom and dad have good advice. However, parents are simply looking out for their teens’ best interests.

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