Roadworthy: Parent's Guide to Teaching Teens to Drive DVD
A straight-forward, comprehensive instruction for parents who'll be teachingor clocking those required driving hourswith their teen. Statistics show that one out of 2 new teen drivers will have a crash in the first 6 months after getting their license. This fact should encourage us to pass on good driving skills. The instructor, Mike Pehl, has over 20 years' experience as insurance crash investigator, so his focus is on teaching teens to drive defensively. 12 lessons range from getting started to safe driving after getting the license, plus a bonus segment on distracted driving. The DVD draws careful attention to safe driving skills and crash avoidance. To reinforce the importance of safety, Mike shares personal stories tactfully and shots are filmed while driving. A life-long investment! ~ Ruth
"Roadworthy: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Teens to Drive" navigates parents smoothly through the journey of having a teenage driver.
You learned to change diapers, survive toddler tantrums and juggle homework with extracurricular activities. Now it's time for a new challenge ... one with very high stakes.
Driving is a skill where:
- the risks are truly life-and-death.
- the skills are used for a LIFETIME.
- doing it RIGHT (with techniques from real experts) is essential.
Dr. Spock and Dr. Phil can't help you now, but Mike Pehl can.Based on more than twenty years of experience as a crash investigator and professional instructor, Mike Pehl shares the best-practice techniques that have helped him successfully train thousands of teenage drivers.You can have a smarter, safer teenage driver! Our one-hour DVD explains how you can make this process stress-free, safe and successful for your family.
The twelve lessons include:
Lesson 1: The Ground Rules
Learn how your family should decide who handles behind-the-wheel practice, which vocabulary works best for instructions during practice-driving, and how to keep your time in the car tension-free.
Lesson 2. The Safety Checklist
Good habits can protect us for a lifetime. Your teen needs to know the four items on this Safety Checklist. Many adult drivers do not know some of the important tips in this lesson!
Lesson 3: First Time in Gear
Good intentions are not enough for good driver training. Mike shares a story about a well-meaning mom whose first behind-the-wheel session with her teen ended in injury for both of them. These specific, easy techniques will help your teen succeed.
Lesson 4: Fine Tune the Basics
Your teen's skills will advance in this lesson, with customized training methods to improve targeting and turning. Parents, recommendations about proper hand position may be different from when you learned to drive!
Lesson 5: The First Road Trip
Improvement happens at a different pace for every novice driver. When your teen is ready to move out of the parking lot, follow these recommendations to make driving in residential areas as safe as possible.
Lesson 6: Head Out on the Freeway
Learning to merge with traffic on a highway ramp is intimidating for young drivers and their coaches. Your teen must master this skill! These best-practice techniques make the process safe, easy and effective.
Lesson 7: Master the Country Roads
Mike calls these "the killer roads for our young people." He explains the conditions that make country roads especially hazardous, and how your training can protect against a common mistake that is often deadly for adolescent drivers.
Lesson 8: Keep It Moving
Not all driving practice is created equal. Don't waste your time with meaningless practice. Learn how to handle the challenges of bad weather conditions and technology. We also include a sobering explanation of insurance liability.
Lesson 9: Parallel Parking & 90 Degree Back-Up
Your teen must demonstrate these skills to pass most state road tests. Mike details your training steps with characteristic personality. "I don't care if you have to jump in that other person's lap; if you see the pole you can't hit the pole!"
Lesson 10: Defensive Driving
Learn the four major categories of collisions and how drivers of all ages can minimize risk with a defensive driving attitude and actions. Mike draws on his career experience as a crash investigator in this compelling lesson.
Lesson 11: License Day
Having a birthday does not guarantee your son or daughter is ready to get a license. We share a simple, clear, way to handle this decision with your own children, in a way that reduces conflict and will provide you with peace of mind.
Lesson 12: Start Early & Never Stop
Mike shares some astonishing facts about crash-rates of teen and adult drivers, observations about common knowledge gaps for adolescents, and great ways to prepare and empower your younger children to "drive safe, ride safe" now.
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