- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Books

"Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens," by Phil Berardelli, EPM Publications Inc., 1996. This book provides a no-nonsense approach to teaching teen-agers to drive. It is divided into 10 lessons and has a section for parents and one for teens.

Associations

AAA, which is familiar to most drivers, has offices throughout the area. It offers a variety of services, including road service and travel information. A 60-minute video, "Teaching Your Teens to Drive," can be ordered by calling 800/327-3444. It costs $24.95 for AAA members and $27.95 for nonmembers. It contains 13 lessons and an 88-page parent handbook. A CD-ROM version also is available for the same price.
Insurance Information Institute, 110 William St., New York, N.Y. 10038. III is a fact-finding communications organization sponsored by the property and casualty insurance industry.

On line

AAA (www.aaa.com) is the one-stop shopping site for driving and travel assistance.
Consumers Union (www.consumersunion.org) is the company that publishes Consumer Reports.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (www.highwaysafety.org) provides safety facts and statistics on driving.
Insurance Information Institute (www.iii.org) provides information on insurance coverage for automobiles.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.dot.gov) provides a Web site chock-full of valuable information, including safe driving tips for teens.
Safe Young Drivers (www.safeyoungdrivers.com) is a Web site created by Phil Berardelli where you can purchase his book.


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