Father Shares Emotional Story about Why Summer is the MOST Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers
Tim Hollister knows the statistics and has lived through a parent’s worst nightmare. His teenage son was killed in a crash, becoming part of the shocking statistic that the No. 1 cause of death for teenagers is car crashes. Since then, Hollister has honored his son’s memory by turning his personal tragedy into a public service in order to help educate parents and their teens about safer practices for young drivers and that there is no such thing as a safe teen driver.
Hollister will share his story and the reasons behind his partnership with Hum by Verizon, walk parents through the benefits of technologies like Hum that can help them monitor their teen’s driving habits and find teachable moments to help them improve. He will also explain that we can train teens to operate a vehicle more safely but we cannot overcome the fact that safe driving requires several years of experience.
A REALITY CHECK FOR ANY PARENT:
Tips for creating constructive conversations with your teen around safe driving
Discover why there is no such thing as a ‘safe’ teen driver
Technology that monitors driver behaviors, location and maintenance in automobiles
How by monitoring their teen’s driving, parents can open the door to constructive conversations about safer driving
SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Tim has received the nation’s highest civilian award for traffic safety from the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as national public service awards from the Governors Highway Safety Association (2015) and the National Safety Council (2015). He was also appointed to and served on the state task force that rewrote Connecticut’s Graduated Driver’s Laws, enacted in 2008. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, the Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” Show, and Raising America on HLN. Books credits include, “Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving” and “His Father Still: A Parenting Memoir.”