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My Granddaughter Isn’t Practice Driving Yet

My Granddaughter Isn’t Practice Driving Yet

Dear Mike: I am curious about Minnesota’s Driver Education requirements. I live in Wisconsin but have a granddaughter in the Minneapolis area. My granddaughter received her driving permit in December of 2012 and has not driven with the driver education instructor yet and this is late May. In Wisconsin the students must drive within 60

What Kind of Car Should We Buy for Our Teen?

What Kind of Car Should We Buy for Our Teen?

Dear Mike: My daughter will be getting her license soon and we’re getting ready to buy a car for her. Do you have any advice for us? – Theresa S, Hazlet, NJ Hi, Theresa! The first thing I’d say is to make sure you’ve given her plenty of practice time with you in the passenger

How Can I Prepare My Younger Kids for Driver’s Ed?

How Can I Prepare My Younger Kids for Driver’s Ed?

Dear Mike: We’re still a few years away from driver’s ed, but I’m already worrying about it. Is there anything I can do now to prepare? – Becky C, Virginia, MN Hi, Becky! Absolutely! I wish more parents were thinking ahead like you, because what you do now can make a real difference. The last

When Should My Kid Start Learning to Drive?

When Should My Kid Start Learning to Drive?

Dear Mike: I’m wondering when my kid should start learning to drive. Some parents are telling me to start early. Others are saying to wait! What’s your opinion? – Pat A, Woodbury, MN Hi, Pat! Inexperience is the number one reason teenagers die in car crashes. Because of that, my personal opinion is that you

Advice about Road Rage

Advice about Road Rage

Road Rage incidents are not that rare these days! Mike Pehl has advice for anybody who finds themselves in a frightening situation like the one shared by a homeschooling mom recently. Jennifer L sent DriveSafeRideSafe this question: “I just watched your DVD and it was wonderful. I have a tough question for you. Today a