Kid is Driving
Kenny the Car Guy
Offers Top Tips for
New Driver Safety
JFS' annual Mother's Day fundraiser
included a vintage fashion show.
By Kenny Walters
My kids aren't driving yet,
but for parents who have a
new driver, it's important to
guide them to drive safely.
Being on the open road is
fun and freeing — but it's
also a huge responsibil-
ity. Share these tips with
your teen driver, so they're
focused every time they
get behind the wheel.
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Kenny with his daughter, Cara. He also has a son, Ben.
He and his family are Temple Israel members.
1. Put away your phone.Texting, tweeting, channel surfing and every other form
of digital distraction can end your driving career, and possibly your life or
someone else's. It's imperative to tune out from your friends so you can tune
into the needs of the car, passengers and fellow drivers.
2. Make sure your tires are properly inflated — all the time! Look on the driver's
door for the proper tire pressure for your vehicle. Check tires weekly.
ore than 60 people gath-
ered April 28 at the home
of Joy Orley Nachman
to celebrate the Joy Project, Jewish
Family Service's annual Mother's
Day fundraiser. Elanah Nachman
Hunger created this as a tribute to
her own mother, Joy Nachman, and
her grandmother, Suzanne Orley, in
whose memory the event was spon-
"I am so grateful for the constant
love and support that my family has
always shown me and feel a respon-
sibility to share that with the women
in our community who may not have
that right now," Elanah said.
JFS President Sheldon Stone and
CEO Perry Ohren shared how the
Joy Project fits into JFS' mission. A
meandering fashion show by Team
JOY, showcasing vintage items from
sponsor Chi Chi and the Greek,
brought additional style to the event.
Community members still can
make tributes to honor women they
love, with each honoree receiv-
ing a tasteful acknowledgement.
In addition, Marlee's by Tappers
donated beautiful bracelets so each
mother JFS serves was celebrated
on Mother's Day. All project pro-
ceeds support JFS programs serving
women and children. Other sponsors
include Joy Nachman, Joseph Orley,
Kate Bocson, Luigi Bruni Salon, A
Touch of Lace, David-Horodoker
Organization and Star Trax.
Keep your car clean. Clutter causes distractions, and a clean car improves
performance and longevity.
4. Inspect your brakes, steering and suspension every six months or whenever
you hear strange noises.
5. Listen to your car. Understand its sounds and movements. Whenever
something seems off, have it thoroughly inspected.You want to catch a
problem before it causes a breakdown.
6. Know how to change a tire. Check the spare often (monthly!) to make sure
it's in good shape.Ask a professional or a parent to show you the steps to go
through when you get a flat.
7. Check fluids regularly. Every time you fill up your gas tank, look at your oil.
Other fluids can be checked at every oil change. Check lights weekly. It's easy
to get pulled over for having a light out.
Marcie Orley of Franklin, Joy
Nachman of Bloomfield Hills and
Harriet Orley of Bloomfield Hills
8. Keep a safety kit in your car, with water bottles and energy bars. It's a good
idea to have a blanket and charged phone battery, too, plus jumper cables, a
flashlight and reflectors.
Perry Ohren, CEO of JFS, Jennifer
Friedman, JFS vice president, and
Sheldon Stone, JFS president
9. Never drive when you're tired, have taken medication or had an alcoholic
drink. It's smarter to ask for help than to risk your life or someone else's.
10. For the first year that you're on the road, take someone with you — people
often drive better when there's a passenger beside them. Plus, if you
breakdown or run into a problem, you won't be alone.
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May 23 • 2013
Elanah Hunger of Sylvan Lake gives the models a pep-talk.