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Adolescent Development and Driving
February 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the last two decades, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has provided insights never before available into brain functioning.  Scientists now know that the decision-making portion of a teenager’s brain is not mature and that the impulse control portion of the brain does not physically mature until about the age of 25.

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Coach Your Teenager to Assess and Manage Driving Risks
February 09, 2011 · 2 Comments

When taking your teenager out for a practice drive, you will want to coach your child to assess and manage driving risks.  The following are some tips you can use as a guideline

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Tips on Coaching Your Teenager's Driving in Virginia
February 02, 2011 · No Comments

Follow the Virginia Department of Education’s required 45-hour Teen/Parent Driving Guide and enjoy your time together and have fun.   This can be a great bonding opportunity for you and your teen, just be sure to focus on the driving task and leave your family issues at home.  Make sure you clear your own schedule and mark your calendar for consistent practice driving times to set aside with your teen.  Try to designate and pre-determine a place to practice to establish a comfortable routine.  While driving, let your teenager know you care about his or her safety while practicing and stay calm, rational, upbeat and engaged during the practice drive.

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