Not So Fast fills the gap in this existing literature, providing advice to parents, guardians, and other adults who supervise teen drivers about the critical decisions that must be made before a teen drives.
The most comprehensive guide for parents, Not So Fast tackles several 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:
How brain development affects driving
How teen driver laws work and why Driver's Ed does not produce safe drivers
How to negotiate a teen driving agreement
How and when to say “No”
And why it’s imperative for parents to evaluate their teen driver on every car trip before handing over the keys.
Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving
Backed by research and aimed at empowering parents, Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving, is an informative and vital guide to help parents understand the causes of teen crashes and head them off each time before their teens get behind the wheel. “It’s what I wish I had known before my son died,” says Hollister.
Most of the information available to parents of teen drivers acknowledges that driving is risky, and then advises parents that their obligation is to teach their teens how to operate a vehicle - but little more. Missing from most resources are explanations of why teen driving is so dangerous and specific, proactive steps that parents can take day-by-day, each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel, to counteract the situations that most often lead to crashes.