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Browse all 52 Pointers for Parents lessons, one a week for a full year. If you want to save or print the lesson, download the .pdf at the bottom of each page. All lessons are offered in English and Spanish.
Lesson 1: How Well Does Your Teen Really Drive?
Lesson 2: You are a Role Model
Lesson 3: How to Back up Safely
Lesson 4: The Fundamentals: Braking, Accelerating and Turning
Lesson 5: Hard Braking and Dealining with Sudden Stops
Lesson 6: How to Drive Safely in Rainy Weather (Part 1)
Lesson 7: How to Drive Safely in Rainy Weather (Part 2)
Lesson 8: The Dangers of Distracted Driving: An Overview
Lesson 9: The Dangers of Distracted Driving: Other Drivers
Lesson 10: The Dangers of Distracted Driving: Pedestrians
Lesson 11: The Risks of Night Driving
Lesson 12: Don't Assume You Have the Right of Way
Lesson 13: How to Use High Beams Properly
Lesson 14: Driving in Overcast Weather
Lesson 15: Potential Road Hazards: Animals
Lesson 16: The Dangers of Distracted Driving: In-car Distractions
Lesson 17: The Dangers of Distracted Driving: External Distractions
Lesson 18: Potential Road Hazards: Work Zones
Lesson 19: How to Respond to Emergency Vehicles and Traffic Stops
Lesson 20: Maintaining a Safe Following Distance While Driving (Part 1)
Lesson 21: What Your Teen Needs to Know About Intersections (Part 1)
Lesson 22: Judging the Gap (Part 1, Turns)
Lesson 23: Judging the Gap (Part 2, Merging onto Expressways)
Lesson 24: Judging the Gap (Part 3, Re-entering Traffic)
Lesson 25: Judging the Gap (Part 4, Changing Lanes)
Lesson 26: Why Basic Car Maintenance is Important
Lesson 27: Parking Etiquette and Safety
Lesson 28: Watching Our for Road Hazards
Lesson 29: How to Scan the Road
Lesson 30: How to Use Mirrors Properly
Lesson 31: The Best Time for Teens to Drive
Lesson 32: Potential Road Hazards: Trucks
Lesson 33: How to Regain Control of Your Car
Lesson 34: Potential Road Hazards: Signs
Lesson 35: How to U-Turn
Lesson 36: How to Deal with Aggressive and Unsafe Drivers
Lesson 37: How to Use Signals Properly
Lesson 38: What Car Should Your Teen Drive?
Lesson 39: Create a Written, Signed Driving Agreement
Lesson 40: How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving
Lesson 41: Learning How to Drive a Safe Speed
Lesson 42: The Pre-Drive Checklist
Lesson 43: Judging the Gap (Part 5, Overtaking and Passing
Lesson 44: How to Parallel Park
Lesson 45: How to Drive in City Traffic
Lesson 46: Sharing the Road with Two-Wheeled Vehicles
Lesson 47: How to Drive in Rush Hour
Lesson 48: Maintaining a Safe Following Distance While Driving (Part 2)
Lesson 49: What Your Teen Needs to Know About Intersections (Part 2)
Lesson 50: Impaired Driving: When Teens Shouldn't Drive
Lesson 51: How to Drive Near Railroad Crossings
Lesson 52: Congratulations!
DriveitHOME™ is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME™ offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers.
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