Parent Involvement

Jun
6
2013

Guest post: Instilling safe driving habits

By DriveitHOME

By: Charlene Sligting, National Safety Council

Charlene Sligting is the Victim Advocate for the National Safety Council. Charlene manages the HEARTS Network, which provides a national platform for victims of teen driving crashes who want to share their stories to help reduce crashes and keep teens safe behind the wheel. HEARTS, which stands for Honoring Everyone Affected, Rallying The Survivors, is managed by the National Safety Council and initiated in part by The Allstate Foundation.

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May
23
2013

A lesson for your teen drivers from Drive it Home

By DriveitHOME

If you haven’t visited driveithome.org, you are missing out on helpful tips, thought-provoking content, humorous videos and everything else you need to coach your teen driver. Here is just one example of the kind of information you’ll receive by signing up for driving tips from driveithome.org:

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May
10
2013

Teens, let’s have “the talk.”

By DriveitHOME

Studies show parents have the most influence on their teens’ driving behaviors. Since they are so influential, parents should spend plenty of time behind the wheel with their teens even after teens receive full, unrestricted licenses.

This video, from driveithome.org, uses humor to help parents understand what to watch for and what to emphasize when supervising teens’ driving.

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Apr
16
2013

Lifesavers Conference – Is technology the solution to teen driver crashes?

By DriveitHOME

Can technological advancements in vehicles, either built-in or added on, reduce teen crashes?

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Mar
22
2013

Fischer: Friends are fatal and parents should be involved

By DriveitHOME

In her latest blog post for The Caldwells Patch, New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Leader Pam Fischer expressed her anger and sadness over the recent string of fatal teen car crashes in the U.S. Fischer also discussed Drive it Home, the new parent education initiative from the National Safety Council.

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Mar
12
2013

Why is parent education so important?

By DriveitHOME

Parental involvement is a critical element of a teen driver’s learning process. In this video, John Ulczycki, vice president of strategic initiatives at the National Safety Council, discusses why parents need to coach their teen drivers.

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Feb
19
2013

In our own words – Jerry Assa

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Jerry Assa

Brian was an unbelievable person. He touched everyone who knew him, and to know him was to love him. Brian was the kid that all his friends’ parents liked. He was helping so many people with their problems and never wanted anything in return. A friend always said Brian would marry her daughter and be her son-in-law. He was very popular. He wanted to go to the University of North Carolina and wanted to be either a math teacher or an accountant. Brian also wanted to have three children and go on vacation to Israel with me.

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Jan
18
2013

Introducing the GDL Game Plan for Coaches

By DriveitHOME

Guest blogger: Pam Fischer

With high school sports underway, athletic directors and coaches are busy juggling practices and games as well as classroom and administrative responsibilities. So asking them to take a few moments to review a pamphlet about New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program, is probably not on the top of their priority list. But if the information outlined in the pamphlet could potentially save a student athlete’s life, I’m betting it just might get their attention.

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Jan
1
2013

The role you play

By DriveitHOME

According to NHTSA, more than 5,000 people die every year in teen-related car crashes, and teens are not the only ones dying. Teen drivers’ high crash risk affects their passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers. Keeping teens safe on the roads is the responsibility of everyone: parents, teens, friends, neighbors, educators, legislators and organizations.

What Parents Can Do

Parents should go beyond their state’s GDL laws and what is taught in driver’s education programs.

Parents should:

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