Jul 15

Why teens shouldn’t wait to get a license

Written by: Laura Saldivar A few weeks ago, my friend purchased her first car at the age of 20. Although this was a big milestone, it was a concern for many. After finishing driver’s education, she went three years with little to no practice behind the wheel. She soon moved to her college and had …

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Jul 07

4 mistakes teens make when their car acts up

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By: Chaleigh Glass Simply popping the hood and staring blankly at an engine, hoping to see an obvious problem, generally never fixes a car. Your teen driver never has experienced common car troubles, and he or she easily could overlook a mechanical issue that needs immediate attention, or shake off the problem as nothing. Before …

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Jun 25

Why teens still aren’t wearing seat belts

We’ve known for quite some time that teens wear seat belts less frequently than drivers of other age groups. It’s disturbing for many reasons. Unlike many adults, teens have grown up with mandatory seat belt laws. National seat belt usage rates are nearly 90 percent. And unlike many adults, teens have always ridden in cars …

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Jun 19

How to avoid colliding with animals

One of the most important skills for your teen driver to master is how to properly scan the roads for hazards. Failing to identify hazards is one of the leading factors in teen driver crashes and one reason teens’ crash risk is three times that of more experienced drivers. Hazards come in many forms – …

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Jun 11

Navigating the highway: Merging and re-entering traffic

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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 …

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Jun 05

Teaching teens to drive: Wake up and pay attention!

sleepy driver

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 …

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May 29

Safer summer roads: Share with workers and cyclists

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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 …

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May 21

The 100 deadliest days for teens on the roads

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Summer roads aren’t as carefree as they may seem. From Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers. More than 550 of those killed were teens. During the next few months, talk to your teens about wearing seat belts, not riding or driving with their peers, …

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May 14

Teaching your teen to drive: Weathering the storm

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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 …

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May 07

5 car sounds your teen shouldn’t ignore

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By: JT Ripton, guest blogger Teaching your teen to drive and releasing him or her to the open road is a monumental moment for every parent. Perhaps you’ve chipped in so your teen could buy his or her first car, too. Although you’ve done your best to inspect it and make sure it’s safe for …

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