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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Aug 06

An open letter to every teen getting a driver’s license

By: Timothy S. Hollister *This article originally appeared on AutoBlog.com. It is intended for any teen who is about to drive alone for the first time. My son Reid would have turned 25 this month. I say ‘would’ because he died, the driver in a one-car crash, at age 17, just 11 months after getting his …

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Jul 30

Video: What is cognitive distraction?

An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone use. There really isn’t a safe way to use a cell phone while driving, either. Even hands-free devices are risky, because drivers are too distracted by the conversation to fully focus on the road. It’s especially important for teen drivers to stay off the phone. …

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Jul 24

What are the best cars for teens?

The best cars for teens are old, slow, big and ugly, right? Many parents think so. Yet, the teens who die in crashes were, more often than not, driving an old vehicle. New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety underscores the importance of putting your teen in the safest car possible. According to …

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Jul 15

Why teens shouldn’t wait to get a license

Written by: Laura Saldivar A few weeks ago, my friend purchased her first car at the age of 20. Although this was a big milestone, it was a concern for many. After finishing driver’s education, she went three years with little to no practice behind the wheel. She soon moved to her college and had …

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Jul 07

4 mistakes teens make when their car acts up

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By: Chaleigh Glass Simply popping the hood and staring blankly at an engine, hoping to see an obvious problem, generally never fixes a car. Your teen driver never has experienced common car troubles, and he or she easily could overlook a mechanical issue that needs immediate attention, or shake off the problem as nothing. Before …

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Jun 25

Why teens still aren’t wearing seat belts

We’ve known for quite some time that teens wear seat belts less frequently than drivers of other age groups. It’s disturbing for many reasons. Unlike many adults, teens have grown up with mandatory seat belt laws. National seat belt usage rates are nearly 90 percent. And unlike many adults, teens have always ridden in cars …

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Jun 19

How to avoid colliding with animals

One of the most important skills for your teen driver to master is how to properly scan the roads for hazards. Failing to identify hazards is one of the leading factors in teen driver crashes and one reason teens’ crash risk is three times that of more experienced drivers. Hazards come in many forms – …

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Jun 11

Navigating the highway: Merging and re-entering traffic

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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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