I know what you're talking about with the folks on their phone. They are the most common cause of my riding "pucker factor" moments. I mounted a bumper sticker on the rear rack that says " Hang Up And Drive!" I doubt it will convert any of the inconsiderate buffoons that think they can use the phone and drive just fine, but I feel better having it there. If anyone reading this uses their phone while driving, please don't. You may save someone from serious injury or death by just not doing it. How does a TBI or death justify the need to talk?
Re bad habits. Yes, noticed a couple. Don't know if her instructors taught stopping in the "ready" position (left foot down, in first gear, right hand on the throttle, right foot on the brake, and checking the rear view mirror for cagers that aren't paying attention and will make her a bumper sandwich/ornament if she doesn't move
!), but didn't notice her doing that. Duck walking is usually an indicator of poor training/technique. As her skills develop, there shouldn't be any of that, either stopping or taking off. A good rider knows when and where their bike will stop and go so there's no need to duck walk. Duckster had a good write up on it here: http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f37/h...ime-17044.html
He wrote a number of helpful riding tips that are stickied there. He's a MSF instructor and is very knowledgeable. Hated to see him leave the forum.
Riding to the right as you are doing is another defensive riding technique. Doing so on highways with a wide shoulder gives you more options when that mass of steel drifts over the center line.
Was good to see her in a full face helmet, which provides more protection than other types. Was she wearing gloves and took them off at the gas station? The hands are usually the first thing that contact the ground in a fall, and road rash or worse on the hands is something to be avoided.