Oct 16

10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving

National Teen Driver Safety Week begins Oct. 19. To help parents understand the scope of the problem, the National Safety Council compiled a list of the top 10 things many parents don’t know about teen driving: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Most dangerous time of a teen …

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Oct 08

Video: Strong laws keep teen drivers safe

It’s election season, and everyone is talking about making changes. How about changing teen driving laws? No state has laws that are strong enough to protect our youngest, most vulnerable drivers. In this video, Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois explains why he advocated for stronger Graduated Driver Licensing laws and how the laws have driven …

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Oct 01

Making sure teens travel safely to and from college

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Guest submission Throughout the fall, thousands of teens move out of the house to college. As always, it’s important to drive with caution. Make sure your teen heeds these driving safety tips to lessen the chances of being involved in a crash this fall. Buckle up. Despite a nationally high seat belt usage rate, teens …

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Sep 24

Congrats to the 2014 NSC Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners!

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The annual NSC Teen Driver Safety Leadership Awards honor organizations and individuals whose efforts have been proven to save lives. After reviewing more than 50 nominations, two stood out from the others because of impressive reach and undeniable impact. Both were recognized at the annual NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego on Sept. 13, …

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Sep 17

Personal stories: Donovan Tessmer

Donovan Tessmer was a 17-year-old standout student athlete. He had it all – college scholarship opportunities, a large group of friends and a strong family support system. A split second changed everything. Watch Donovan’s video, courtesy of Impact Teen Drivers. Then talk to your teen driver about the risks of riding with friends, the importance …

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Sep 10

What’s happening to teens who skip driver’s education

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Driver’s education is an important step in teens’ learning-to-drive process. Classes teach students basic skills they need to become better drivers – how to merge, how to safely turn left, how to gauge gaps in traffic and how to drive the speed that’s right for conditions. Unfortunately, fewer teens than ever are taking driver’s education …

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Sep 03

Teaching your teen to drive: Emergency vehicles and traffic stops

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Are you teaching your teen to drive but not quite sure where to begin? DriveitHOME can help! We’ve developed practice tips and lessons for each week of the year so your teen’s learning process can be as smooth as possible. The lessons are a simple click away and, just like that, you’re on track to …

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Aug 29

How to teach your teen to be a safer driver

Teens may shrug their shoulders, roll their eyes and act annoyed when they’re around their parents. But the truth is teens look to their parents to teach them how to drive safely. Even if teens don’t acknowledge it, their parents are their role models – at least behind the wheel. Parents coach in many different …

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Aug 20

Why aren’t parents setting good driving examples?

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Research shows parents have the most influence on their teens’ driving habits. However, many parents still take the “do as I say, not as I do” attitude when their teens are in the car, watching parents’ every driving maneuver. A new study from Liberty Mutual Insurance …

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Aug 13

Video: Professionalism

An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone use – handheld or hands-free. While 80 percent of drivers think hands-free devices are safer, they are actually just as risky. Drivers are too distracted by the conversation to fully focus on the road. Teens need to be especially careful. Their crash risk is three …

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