Jan 28

Adventures in teen driving: Practice? Who needs practice?

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Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she chronicles her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom. Practice? Who needs practice? Or, as my son would say, “Study? Who needs to study?”  I don’t …

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Jan 23

We’re moving!

There comes a time when we all must relocate. Our time has come. On February 1, the Teen Safe Driving blog will move to DriveitHOME.org, the premier site for parents with newly-licensed teen drivers. Make sure you bookmark the blog’s new URL, driveithome.org/blog, so you don’t miss a single tip, piece of research or anecdote …

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Jan 14

Adventures in teen driving: Playing ‘chicken’

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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. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends! The Harris house …

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Jan 08

Video: What are your teen driver’s biggest risks?

It’s a brand new year! Do you need a refresher on teen driver safety? Remember why teen passengers are risky? How about nighttime driving? How long are you supposed to practice with your teen driver? Renew your commitment to your teen’s safety. Watch this video about new teen driver risks and visit DriveitHOME.org for everything …

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Jan 01

Resolve to drive cell phone free

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Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Thousands die each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving. These are needless phone calls, text messages, emails and social media posts. There’s no safe way to use your phone while driving, either. Numerous studies show hands-free is not risk free. This year, let’s …

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Dec 22

Teaching your teen to drive: Breaking down on the highway

Most people will have a car break down at least once during their driving years. Car problems can be frustrating, scary and dangerous, especially if they happen on a busy highway and you’re forced onto the shoulder. Talk to your teen about these scenarios, because knowing what to do – and where to stand as …

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Dec 17

Adventures in teen driving: How do you actually teach a teen to drive?

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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. How do you actually teach a teen to drive? Think about it. We’ve been at it for a …

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Dec 10

What you need to know about teens and drugged driving

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – the perfect time to talk to teens about the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, such as marijuana. Every year, drunk drivers of all ages are in about one-third of all of our country’s deadly car crashes. Not only is it illegal …

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Dec 03

Adventures in teen driving: Is my kid actually ready?

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Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she chronicles her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom. Like most parents with teen drivers, I’m scared to death. Even so, I do want my son …

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Nov 26

Teach your teen to be safe this Thanksgiving

The National Safety Council estimates 418 deaths and 44,700 medically consulted injuries may occur on our nation’s roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Obviously a single death or injury on our roadways is unacceptable, and we know our youngest …

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