RookieDriver.Net in the Chicago Tribune!

Are You Worried Now That Your Teen Is Driving?  “Finally, a ‘New Driver’ car magnet my teenager is willing to accept….” CLICK HERE to see.

TRAINING WHEELS: Want fellow motorists to give you a break when teaching your teen the finer points of driving?

So did Corinne Fortenbacher, a Spring Lake, Mich., mom concerned with her son’s safety while teaching him to drive. She has come up with an item that she insists will help — a magnet.

When a parent takes a teen out to practice driving, the magnet attaches to the trunk or hatch lid and reads “Rookie Driver” to alert others that a novice is behind the wheel and to please exhibit some caution and patience to make the experience safer for everyone.

After obtaining a license, parents can attach a more permanent “Rookie Driver” sticker to the car, though after advertising rookie status when practicing with the parents, you have to suspect most kids wouldn’t tolerate the sticker very long after the license is in hand.

The magnets are two for $7.95, the stickers two for $6.95. Details are at

Read Jim Mateja on Sunday in Transportation and Tuesday and Thursday in Business. Hear him on WBBM-AM 780 at 6:22 p.m. Wednesdays and 11:22 a.m. Sundays.

To read the entire column follow this link:,0,4838261.story?coll=chi-business-hed 


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