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Are teenage drivers today effectively prepared to begin driving at such a young age? A new book published by Arena Sports & Consulting Services, Inc. believes so.

Drivers Ed Book Cover

Coming Fall 2014

I firmly believe the objective of this book is to teach new and inexperienced teenage 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

Author's John Harmata and Paul Zientarski 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 two have been working closely with Naperville, Illinois Mayor A. George Pradel, city prosecutor Michael DiSanto 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, due for release in August is slated for use by Naperville, Illinois High Schools after which it will then be available nationally beginning in December. A Spanish version of the book will be available in 2015. Cost for the book to students will be nominal and preparations are already being made to set up sponsorship possibilities for businesses. There is an estimated 4 million new driving students per year.

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.


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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