Safe Young Drivers
Safe Young Drivers

Safe Young Drivers

A Guide for Parents and Teens


176 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Paperback, $8.95 (US $8.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9780990808954

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2016
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Sixteen is by far the most dangerous age on the road. A 16-year-old is twelve times more likely than older drivers to die in a crash as a single occupant. Put two young teens in a vehicle, and the odds of death and injury nearly double. Despite these sobering facts, the procedure for obtaining a driver's license in most states remains minimal. Commercial driving schools, even the most competent and conscientious among them, cannot possibly provide complete instruction. This book helps to address this enormous problem and is an indispensable guide for teaching teens to drive for parents and teens to use together. Each new lesson provides simple instructions and important tips to remember. It also addresses parental issues such as "How do I choose a car for my teen?". With simple graphics, a complete index, "ABC's for the Road," and a mini-encyclopedia for teens, the book offers a valuable tool for all new drivers and their teachers.


"One of the best investments you'll make in your child's life . . . This is a book that every parent trying to teach a teenager to drive ought to read. This is not just a safe-driving manual: It is about the relationship between parents and teenagers and how teaching our children to drive can strengthen that relationship. It is also about the relationship we have with other drivers -- and that's a notion that mindlessly aggressive 'adult' drivers could contemplate as well." —Judy Mann, columnist, The Washington Post

"The book is clearly the product of a man who not only has affection and understanding for young people, but also for cars and driving . . . Berardelli provides clear, well-considered advice, organized in a way that lets the author speak plainly with both parents and teens . . . Obviously, this is a man who has been there. Safe Young Drivers is a recommended resource for any parent; I'll use it in teaching my own teens." —Kevin Wilson, Executive Editor, AutoWeek

"This is an invaluable book you absolutely must read before you allow your teenager behind the wheel of a car." —Dr. Laura Schlessinger, nationally syndicated radio host 

"Safe Young Drivers is . . . filled with facts and advice about everything you'd want your child to know about safe driving." —GEICO Today

 "This book takes a great approach . . . with a lot of good tips and some great ideas." —Jack Ford, NBC, The Today Show

"Safe Young Drivers . . . is a book that deals with these parental problems and the teen driver VERY effectively." —"Mr. Traffic," syndicated radio host

 "I suggest that parents or family members provide driver education and ... I recommend starting with the book Safe Young Drivers." —Dr. Gridlock, The Washington Post

Author Biography

Phil Berardelli has been a journalist for more than 40 years whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and many other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Driving Challenge, Drive On!, and Safe Senior Drivers. He lives in Virginia.