By Emily C. “Look both ways when you cross the street!” is a phrase we have all been familiar with since we were little. Seems pretty simple. But the statistics for pedestrian injuries and fatalities is high even knowing this simple task. Approximately 4100 pedestrians died in the US in 2009 – that’s one every […]
By Diana R. Confidence. A quality that all parents strive to encourage for their teens, and yet one of the most dangerous qualities you can have as a pedestrian is confidence. When a pedestrian is too confident about their position on the street, they often make dangerous decisions. Actions such as crossing the street while […]
One driving school is not necessarily the same as the next – even though both are licensed. Here are some tips for finding a good one.
Your #1 investment is not your house or your car!
Your teen is most valuable because you love them but think about all the money you’ve poured into them so far too. Food and clothing are just the tip of the iceberg. Experts say it costs more than $235,000 (plus college) to raise a baby to adulthood. r #1 invest
The TV will be obsolete in a year but your teen will be driving for the next 60 years, Choose wisely.
Teaching your teen to drive is a job to take seriously. Driving is a skill they will use for the next 70 years, and there are never any do-overs in a car. “Turn here” is not an instruction any more than “you drive to the mall” is a driving lesson. Here are 5 more common mistakes parent-coaches make:
The 1st year of driving a car is the most dangerous. Many teens crash. Therefore learning how to drive a car needs to include safety at a crash site.
Part of learning how to drive a car is learning safety at the gas pump. At most gas stations you pump your own gas so you need to learn how to do it safely.
Knowing how to drive a car in winter is an essential skill when turning and stopping. Take your foot off the brake before a curve to safely make the turn.
Learning how to drive a car requires extra caution when passing. Your ability to judge clearance to pass safely improves with your experience in driving a car.