Teen Safe Driving Coalitions

Feb
27
2014

Why I wasn’t always a safe teen driver

By DriveitHOME

As a teenager, I know that driving is dangerous. I have heard countless stories and statistics from my parents, TV, my school, and even that lady at the DMV who gave me a lecture before handing me my license.

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Dec
26
2013

What I didn’t know about teen driving

By DriveitHOME

I do not have an extensive background in the transportation industry, specifically teen driving.  And when I say extensive, I mean, more than 3 months. I started at the National Safety Council, in the transportation industry and more importantly, on this social issue of teen driving, in September with a whole lot to learn.

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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
1
2013

Report: Why teens are delaying licensure

By DriveitHOME

We know Graduated Driver Licensing systems save lives. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between GDL and the decreased number of crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers. However, studies examining the effects of GDL on 18- and 19-year-old drivers have produced conflicting results.

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Jul
25
2013

In our own words – Martha Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Martha Tessmer

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May
7
2013

Nominate today for our Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award!

By DriveitHOME

Do you know an individual or organization dedicated to teen driver safety? Nominate them for our prestigious 2013 Teen Safe Driving Leadership Award!

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May
2
2013

Hunter’s story

By DriveitHOME

Hunter had everything going for him. He was a popular, smart and athletic 14 year old who loved every minute of his life. Tragically, everything changed in a split second.

Hunter was one of several passengers riding with an inexperienced teen driver, who lost control of his vehicle while traveling on a winding mountain road. The vehicle crashed into a tree, and Hunter was killed instantly.

Watch Hunter’s story and remember those we’ve lost in preventable car crashes.

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May
2
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Hunter’s story

By DriveitHOME

Hunter Clegg often went without his snack and lunch breaks, opting instead to help someone who truly needed it.

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Mar
26
2013

GDL Made Simple – California (video)

By DriveitHOME

Graduated Driver Licensing is a long name for a simple, life-saving system. To explain the proven principles of GDL, the 11 Teen Safe Driving Coalitions produced GDL Made Simple videos with a breakdown of each state’s laws. Here is California’s:

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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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