What Teenage Drivers Don't Know - The Unwritten Rules of the Road

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"A Guide for Student Drivers and Their Parents," Author and businessman John Harmata, Coach Paul Zientarski and instructor Dan Hollander have teamed up to teach young teen drivers the "Unwritten Rules of the Road;" those which can only be learned from having years of driving experience.

It's Safe to Think and Drive!

"This book teaches new and inexperienced student drivers how to develop safer driving habits, by challenging their ability to think and act responsibly while behind the wheel of an automobile." Mayor A. George Pradel, Naperville, Illinois

Are teenage drivers today effectively prepared to begin driving at such a young age? Is there something more we can teach them in order to make the roadways safer for everyone?

John Harmata, Paul Zientarski and Dan Hollander believes there is and will be releasing their new book, “What Teenage Drivers Don’t Know – The Unwritten Rules of the Road – A Guide for Student Drivers and Their Parents” this summer. The three have been working closely with Naperville, Illinois Mayor A. George Pradel, city prosecutor Michael DeSanto and others in reviewing and fine tuning their new book; a first in driver’s education.

Mayor Pradel recognizes the need for such a book and has lent his support to help bring this book to the forefront of driver education. Harmata states, “I do not expect this book to replace any of the States’ “Rules of the Road”, but rather this book be used as a compliment to current teaching materials.

The book is due for release in July of this year and will be first distributed to Illinois School District’s 203 and 204 in August. It will then be available to schools across the nation beginning in December. Cost for the book to students will be nominal. It is hoped however, that in the future, businesses and corporations will step up with sponsorship monies to cover costs so that the estimated 4 million new driving students per year and their parents will be able to receive them at no charge.

About the Authors

John Harmata is the president of Arena Sports & Consulting Services, Inc. Since 2000, his Ask Mr. Edge column has been featured in US Figure Skating’s “SKATING” magazine. His first book, “Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury” was published in May of 2013 and is currently a nominee for a Global EBook and Nautilus Award.

Paul Zientarski has been an educator for 40 years, spending 26 of those as Department chairman for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education. Paul has been awarded the “Healthy School Hero” by the Action for Healthy Kids and has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Quincy University. Paul has done presentations in more than 20 states, including the President’s Council on Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Washington D.C. Now retired, Paul is a consultant to high schools across the nation.

Dan Hollander has devoted his life to entertaining and working with kids of all ages. Dan has traveled the world with “Champions on Ice”, entertaining mass audiences with his mime style of humor and unique skating abilities. Dan has created the “Skate Like a Champion” seminars in which he and other top skaters teach others to become champions on ice. Dan is looking forward to bringing his unique mime style of entertainment to the forefront in speaking to young teenage drivers and their parents about the “Unwritten Rules of the Road”.


John Harmata, Lead Author                        
Phone: 630-301-8154
Email: askmredge(at)aol(dot)com

Paul Zientarski, Author - Consultant
Phone: 630-961-0525
Email: zcoach47(at)gmail(dot)com


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