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Most driving literature for parents focuses on how to teach a teen to drive, without explaining why teen driving is so dangerous in the first place or giving parents a plan to preempt the hazards teens face. By contrast, Not So Fast empowers and guides parents to understand the causes and situations that most often lead to teen crashes and to take specific, proactive steps—before and each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel—to counteract them. This authoritative guide tackles hot button issues such as ...
Most driving literature for parents focuses on how to teach a teen to drive, without explaining why teen driving is so dangerous in the first place or giving parents a plan to preempt the hazards teens face. By contrast, Not So Fast empowers and guides parents to understand the causes and situations that most often lead to teen crashes and to take specific, proactive steps—before and each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel—to counteract them. This authoritative guide tackles hot button issues such as texting and distracted driving, parenting attitudes (conscious and unconscious), and teen impairment and fatigue—and includes a combination of topics not found in other teen driving guides, such as:
Proceeds from the sale of this book support the Reid Samuel Hollister Memorial Fund, which subsidizes infant and toddler education in greater Hartford, Connecticut, and worthy traffic safety causes.
“Despite having worked in traffic safety for three decades, I still found myself shaking in my boots when my son began driving. Not So Fast honestly and directly takes parents by the hand and lays out what they should be doing to help their teens survive these most dangerous years.” —Pam Fischer, New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition
“Not So Fast is a public service to parents of teen drivers and the cause of traffic safety, particularly in the area of safe teen driving. Government officials and the public rely heavily on parents for assistance and cooperation to promote safety. The advice and insights in Not So Fast are a significant step toward that goal.” —Norman Mineta, former Secretary of US Department of Transportation
“I strongly recommend Not So Fast as evidence-based, sensible advice to parents seeking to make informed decisions as their teens become drivers. This is a highly readable and important guide.” —Allan F. Williams, former chief scientist, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
"This concise, practical, and potentially life-saving book should be required reading for every parent before their teen gets behind the wheel." —Publishers Weekly
"This is an interesting addition to an underrepresented topic; recommended for all libraries." —Library Journal
Posted December 26, 2013
I am known as a more conservative and tougher parent than most. Other parents love to have their kids with me and my kids because they trust that I "watch them like a hawk" and don't let kids get away with much. I definitely am not the fun mom. That said, this book really brought me up short as far as new driver policies go. My oldest son is 21 and once again, I was considered more careful and restrictive that most in when and where i allowed him to drive. My 2nd son just got his Jr. license 4 months ago, and i have treated his new driving status as I did my oldest. Then I read this book and realized that I have missed the mark on many points. His research backs up most of what I have often thought, but never said, because I figured people would think that I was overprotective, which I certainly am not. (My youngest is currently out trying out his new Christmas hunting rifle) This book will strengthen my backbone in resisting kid and peer pressure, because now I know that my gut feelings do have validity. I would love to buy several copies of this to give to some parents and coaches so that maybe we could all be on the same page in handling this rite of passage. I doubt that it would be well-accepted so I won't, but I am getting a copy for my brother, whose oldest of 3 will be driving in a year.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.