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Why aren’t parents setting good driving examples?

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 20, 2014
Why aren't parent's setting good driving examples?

Parents are driving role models for their teens’ driving habits, but many still take a “do as I say, not as I do” attitude when their teens are in the car.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Video: Professionalisim

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 13, 2014
DDAM Video: Professionalism

During Distracted Driving Awareness Month (DDAM) in April, we called on filmmaking enthusiasts to try to illustrate the cognitive distraction that occurs when drivers use cell phones. Watch the animated winner, “Professionalism,” and remember to drive cell free!

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

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 6, 2014
Timothy S. Hollister

A guest post by by Timothy S. Hollister: “My son Reid would have turned 25 this month. I say ‘would’ because he died in a one-car crash, at age 17, just 11 months after getting his driver’s license.”

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What is Cognitive Distraction?

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 30, 2014
DDAM 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. Their crash risk already […]

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What are the best cars for teens?

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 24, 2014
teen-car-shopping

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 the new report, nearly half […]

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Why teens shouldn’t wait to get a license

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 15, 2014
laura_blog

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 no need for transportation. […]

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4 Mistakes Teens Make When Their Car Acts Up

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 7, 2014
Teens can make mistakes when their car acts up

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 your […]

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Why Teens Still Aren’t Wearing Seat Belts

Posted by: DriveitHOME on June 25, 2014
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 with a […]

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How to avoid colliding with animals

Posted by: DriveitHOME on June 19, 2014
Avoid collisions 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 – other drivers, potholes […]

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Navigating the Highway: Merging and Re-entering Traffic

Posted by: DriveitHOME on June 11, 2014
Highway traffic

Before beginning these lessons, review how to judge the gap when making turns. Judging the Gap (Part 2) As with the prior lesson, merging and flowing with traffic is an important skill to learn. Expressways have on-ramps that give drivers the opportunity to accelerate before merging with traffic. The on-ramps are a great safety benefit since drivers […]

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