BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT HANDING YOUR TEENS THE CAR KEYS, DO EVERYONE A BIG FAVOR: CRASHPROOF THEM! Every year, six million sons and daughters will become first-time drivers. Fifty-eight percent of them will be involved in a car accident within a year of getting their license, and a significant portion of these crashes will be fatal. But here's the good news: research has shown that car crashes can be reduced by up to 30 percent when you, the parent, are actively involved in your teen's instruction and set certain limits. In Crashproof Your Kids, certified driving instructor and dad Timothy Smith has combined the collective wisdom of numerous experts to develop the Crashproof Plan: a series of behind-the-wheel exercises designed to improve your teen's driving awareness, behavior, and skill in a way that fits your schedule. Written in a highly accessible, informal, and often humorous style, this comprehensive plan begins where drivers' education programs end, and includes: • A step-by-step plan to develop your teen's braking, car control, and defensive driving skills • How to handle road emergencies and basic car maintenance • Tips on helping your teen deal with dangerous distractions, including peer pressure and the use of alcohol and drugs • The Crashproof Contract, which outlines the expectations, responsibilities, and rules of the road for both the teen and the parent You'll get plenty of help on how to communicate vital driving concepts to your teen, and you'll laugh, learn, and sympathize with stories from parents who have already been there. Crashproof Your Kids is an essential resource for any parents wanting to help their teenagers successfully navigate the single most dangerous activity they'll ever undertake.
For both adults and teens, driving is a privilege, not a right. In recent years more stringent regulations have come into play regarding teen driving. Graduated licensing, questions about the age at which teens should begin driving, and concerns arising from technology are examined in this volume. Material is drawn from a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources with particular emphasis on Supreme Court and other court decisions.
This helpful resource presents essays from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving. Compelling essays include whether raising the teen driving age will curb teen accidents, and whether cell phones are a dangerous distraction. Readers will analyze what parents should do and whether drag racing leads to teenage deaths. Compelling essay sources include the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.