To teenagers, a driver's license is the equivalent of the Holy Grail. Driving is cool. Unfortunately, most driver education classes offered in high schools and commercial driving schools aren't thorough enough to teach teenagers what they need to know when they take the wheel of a two-ton vehicle. Most kids have only a few hours of actual road ...
To teenagers, a driver's license is the equivalent of the Holy Grail. Driving is cool. Unfortunately, most driver education classes offered in high schools and commercial driving schools aren't thorough enough to teach teenagers what they need to know when they take the wheel of a two-ton vehicle. Most kids have only a few hours of actual road experience when they get their license. That inexperience can be lethal. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and injury for 15- to 19-year-olds in the United States. Author Phil Berardelli believes parents have no choice but to teach their kids how to drive. He taught his own two daughters, and with his book "Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens", he can help parents to teach their own kids. In "Safe Young Drivers", Berardelli takes parents and teens from the empty parking lot to the crowded highway with the use of skill-building exercises, instructive illustrations and common-sense advice. He provides 10 steps for helping students acquire basic driving skills. As they master each set of skills, they move to the next. Good attitude is as important as good skills, so Berardelli also offers five themes: Clear the way, learn the limits, share the road, think ahead, and feel the road. By adopting the attitude of a responsible driver, Berardelli says, students may actually compensate for the lack of driving skills and can avoid dangerous road situations altogether. Designed for parents who are willing to take the time to teach their teenagers to drive, "Safe Young Drivers" helps parents tailor driving lessons according to the ability and maturity levels of the teen. Some sections are addressed to parents, and othersto teens. Teaching kids to drive takes dedication and time, but Berardelli's book makes the task easier. It also can save lives!
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