New Book Lowers Accident Risk to Teenage Drivers

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

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"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 and Dan Hollander believe 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 two have been working closely with Naperville, Illinois Mayor A. George Pradel, city prosecutor Michael DeSanto, consultant Paul Zientarski and others in reviewing and fine tuning their new book.

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 in Illinois. Harmata states, “I do not expect this book to replace any of the States’ “Rules of the Road”, but rather be used as a compliment to current teaching materials.

The book is due for release in July of this year and will first be distributed in Illinois School District’s 203 and 204 in August. It will then be available to schools across the nation beginning in October. Cost for the book to students will be nominal. It is hoped, 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.

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, Consultant
Phone: 630-961-0525


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