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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Nov 19

Adventures in teen driving: Am I Coach Ditka or Coach Lovey?

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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. Sometimes I wonder what type of coach I’ll be when I’m teaching Declan to drive. Up until now, …

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Nov 13

Report: teen license plate decals work

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In May 2010, New Jersey became the first state to require new teen drivers to affix a red decal to their license plates. The decals help police identify teens who are driving under state provisions that limit high-risk behaviors, including driving with young passengers and driving at night. The law is called Kyleigh’s Law, and …

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Nov 05

Adventures in teen driving: What’s my coaching style?

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. So…this teaching-my-son-to-drive thing promises to challenge me in new ways. I’m a mom who tends …

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Oct 29

Infographic: Why teens aren’t buckling up

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Unlike many adults, teens have grown up with mandatory seat belt laws, and most have always ridden in cars with a seat belt for every single passenger. National seat belt usage rates are nearly 90 percent. Buckling up is one of the single most important things we can do to keep ourselves safe. Sadly, this …

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Oct 22

Adventures in teen driving with Kathy Bernstein Harris: My kid doesn’t have a chance

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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. Allow me to introduce myself. By day, I’m Kathy Bernstein, senior manager of teen driving initiatives for the …

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Oct 16

10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving

National Teen Driver Safety Week begins Oct. 19. To help parents understand the scope of the problem, the National Safety Council compiled a list of the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Most dangerous time of a teen …

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Oct 08

Video: Strong laws keep teen drivers safe

It’s election season, and everyone is talking about making changes. How about changing teen driving laws? No state has laws that are strong enough to protect our youngest, most vulnerable drivers. In this video, Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois explains why he advocated for stronger Graduated Driver Licensing laws and how the laws have driven …

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Oct 01

Making sure teens travel safely to and from college

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Guest submission Throughout the fall, thousands of teens move out of the house to college. As always, it’s important to drive with caution. Make sure your teen heeds these driving safety tips to lessen the chances of being involved in a crash this fall. Buckle up. Despite a nationally high seat belt usage rate, teens …

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Sep 24

Congrats to the 2014 NSC Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners!

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The annual NSC Teen Driver Safety Leadership Awards honor organizations and individuals whose efforts have been proven to save lives. After reviewing more than 50 nominations, two stood out from the others because of impressive reach and undeniable impact. Both were recognized at the annual NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego on Sept. 13, …

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