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Jul
15
2016

Realities of Driving Today – A new video teaching tool for driver education teachers.

By Andy Pilgrim

My name is Andy Pilgrim. I have been a professional racecar driver for over thirty years now. I am also a business owner in the IT consulting arena.

I came to the U.S. from the UK as a computer programmer in the early 1980’s and was very proud to become a citizen in 1998. 

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Feb
26
2016
Car Trouble

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 5 – Winter Driving II

By Walt Brinker

Ice covered roads:

  • Do not drive at all on unsalted/treated roads. If there is no other choice, drive only for a limited distance with chains or studded tires. Practice putting on the chains before they are needed! The use of tire chains is legal in most states, when necessary, provided they do not damage the highway (check with your local authorities to be sure).

Snow covered roads (no ice):

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Oct
30
2015

Happy Halloween!

By DriveitHOME

Sometimes, it can be a little scary for parents to drive with their teens. Especially when your teen is just learning how to drive, the experience is…let’s say, a little less than smooth. Your teen might drive too fast or too slow. Stopping can be a herky-jerky experience. When your teen makes a turn, you might grip the door handles a little tighter than normal. When your teen gets on the expressway for the first time, you might white-knuckle the door handle.

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Oct
22
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ’15: Impairment and Passengers

By DriveitHOME

In today’s National Teen Driver Safety week post, we’ll talk about setting some ground rules for your teen regarding two very important issues, but don’t forget to catch up on this week’s post from Kathy and take her dinner table challenge and read our other posts about practicing with your teen and being a good driving role model.

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Oct
20
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ‘15: Practice is essential

By DriveitHOME

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read Kathy’s blog to get a brief overview of National Teen Driver Safety week, running through October 24. Now that you know what NTDSW is all about, we want to provide you with some quick and easy tips and information you can use when you take Kathy’s dinner table challenge.

A recent National Safety Council survey found 76 percent of parents are unaware that car crashes are the biggest threat to their teens’ safety.

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Oct
16
2015

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 2

By Walt Brinker

Hello again, DriveitHOME friends. As you might remember, my hobby is assisting stranded motorists, which I have done free-of-charge more than 2,000 times. I want to empower drivers to prevent and contend with breakdowns. My book, Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns, is full of easy-to-read advice for all drivers—parents, you’ll find tips to pass along to your teen and learn a thing or two yourself. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Oct
13
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: MyCarDoesWhat?

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom.

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Sep
15
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: Happy Birthday (Again)

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom.

The day has finally come. Dan and I agreed that Declan is ready to drive alone. At some point, he needs to make his own decisions behind the wheel. School has started and a new hockey season is upon us, and that means driving to specific destinations with regular check- ins. Dan and I decided that it was time for him to take the test.

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Aug
27
2015

Back It Up

By DriveitHOME

Having your teen put the car in reverse for the first time might cause your heart to skip a beat: Are they watching what they’re doing? Are they backing up too fast? Can they even see what’s behind them?

Whether it’s backing into a parking space, backing out of your driveway, or even the dreaded parallel parking, knowing how to properly put the car in reverse to make a backing maneuver is an important skill for your teen to learn.

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Jul
31
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: Happy Birthday, Declan!

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom.

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