Parent Teen Driving Agreement

Mar
16
2018

It’s Spring Break Season: Do You Know Where Your Teen Driver Is?

By DriveitHOME

Many teens look forward to spring break, whether you have plans for a family trip or are staying local.

With a full week off from school, these new drivers may hope to spend some of this time behind the wheel and parents should be prepared. Your teen might have a license, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help keep your teen safe.

If you are travelling with your teen – or working all week while he or she stays home from school – here are some tips and ground rules to reinforce during spring break:

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Mar
2
2018

New Data Shows Your Teen is Still at Risk Behind the Wheel

By DriveitHOME

According to National Safety Council estimates, more than 40,000 people died on our nation’s roads in 2017.

This marks the second consecutive year in which this many Americans were killed in car crashes. And though the estimates show a slight decrease compared to 2016 – one percent – this is still 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015.

For parents, these numbers show that the roads are still dangerous and your teen driver is still at risk.

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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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Sep
22
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
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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Mar
5
2014

How laws help keep teen drivers safe

By DriveitHOME

No state has laws strong enough to protect teens from the most significant risks they face on the roads.

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Jan
30
2014

Gauging proper following distance – Part 2

By DriveitHOME

Are you teaching your teen to drive but not quite sure where to begin? DriveitHOME can help! We’ve developed practice tips and lessons for each week of the year so your teen’s learning process can be as smooth as possible. The lessons are a simple click away and, just like that, you’re on track to teaching your teen to drive – the right way.

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Dec
19
2013

Setting driving rules for my teen

By DriveitHOME

Research shows that if parents make and enforce family driving rules that are stricter than state laws, their teens will generally be safer behind the wheel.  At DriveitHOME.org, we encourage parents to use a document – called a parent/teen agreement – to help develop and customize those rules for each family.

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Oct
31
2013

Guest post: Two mothers’ dilemmas with safe teen driving

By DriveitHOME

Since I started blogging about safe teen driving four years ago, I have gotten calls on occasion from parents, asking for advice about how to handle their teen drivers. Most recently, I received two calls from mothers who were calling out of fear and panic. Below, as excellent illustrations of the dilemmas of parents, I have recounted their pleas and my responses:                                                                          

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Oct
24
2013

Laws are not enough

By DriveitHOME

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, we’re breaking down the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving.

8. Most states’ teen driving laws and restrictions do not adequately protect teen drivers from the most serious crash risks

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