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Book Summary, "Crash-Proof Your Kids"
Crash-Proof Your Kids: Make Your Teen a Safer, Smarter Driver (2006)
By: Timothy C. Smith
Every year, 6 million sons and daughters become first-time drivers. 58% of them will be involved in a car accident within a year of getting their license – 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% when you, the parent, are actively involved in your teen's instruction.
Timothy Smith, certified driving instructor, has combined his experience and the wisdom of numerous experts to develop the Crash-proof Plan: a series of behind-the-wheel exercises designed to improve your teen's driving awareness, behavior, and skill.
Written in an informal and often humorous style, this comprehensive plan begins where drivers' education programs end. Topics included in the book are:
- 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 Crash-proof Contract which outlines the expectations, responsibilities, and rules of the road.
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Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013