Blogs

Oct
20
2017

A Few More Tips for Parents During National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017

By DriveitHOME

As we near the end of National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017, we want parents to be informed and motivated to make the right driving decisions with their teens.

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Oct
18
2017

3 Tips for Parents During National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017

By DriveitHOME

We’re halfway through National Teen Driver Safety Week, and to help parents improve the safety of their teens we’ve organized a few tips to act on this week.

Tip #1: Stay Involved

The purpose of National Teen Driver Safety Week is to draw attention to the risks teens face on the road, but these efforts won’t make an impact if parents don’t get involved. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.

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Oct
13
2017

Get Involved this National Teen Driver Safety Week

By DriveitHOME

This Sunday marks the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) and if you haven’t yet, this is the perfect time to get more involved in the safety of your new teen driver.

Car crashes remain the number one killer of teens, with 16-to-19 year-old drivers most likely to be in a fatal crash. NTDSW is used as a platform to promote and recognize teen safe driving in schools, communities, and organizations throughout the United States, but the real differences are made between parents and their teen drivers.

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Oct
6
2017

Rubbernecking – What the ?!

By Morgan Cihak

The first year of licensed driving is the most exciting and dangerous year of your teen's life. But the facts are hard to hear. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens. In 2015, the year of the most recent data, there were 3,327 teen motor vehicle deaths.

As parents, we want to keep our teen drivers safe—and we can, if we understand the risks they face. By staying involved during that crucial first year of driving, we can help our teens beat the odds and avoid one of the biggest risks to their lives when behind the wheel; distraction.

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Oct
3
2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award Winner!

By DriveitHOME

Each year, the National Safety Council recognizes individuals and organizations who have taken steps to improve teen driver safety with the Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award. This year’s winner, chosen for her commitment to saving teen lives, was announced at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis and we’d like to acknowledge her here, as well.

Congratulations to Danielle Branciforte!

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Sep
29
2017

The 4 Types of Tailgaters and How to Avoid Them

By Andy Pilgrim

Tailgating crashes are becoming an epidemic in the U.S. When a driver tailgates, or follows another vehicle too closely, it prevents them from avoiding a crash when the vehicle in front of them brakes suddenly.

To help your teen understand this problem, let’s have a look at the psychology of tailgaters. Drivers choose to tailgate other vehicles for a myriad of reasons:

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Sep
22
2017

You Need to Be a Safe Driver (For Your Teen’s Sake)

By DriveitHOME

It’s easy for parents to think that a teen only learns how to drive in the classroom and behind the wheel, but your teen picks up plenty of lessons from the passenger seat, too.

For years, your teen has watched you drive and some of your habits are likely to work their way into your teen’s own driving behavior. Parents, after all, are the number one influence on teen driving habits.

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Sep
15
2017

What Your Teen Needs to Know About Child Passenger Safety

By DriveitHOME

This Sunday marks the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, a time when we talk about car seat safety, kids in hot cars and other driving risks for young passengers.

As parents, we may take our knowledge of this subject for granted – how to install a car seat and when a child is old enough to sit in a seat without a booster or any other assistance, for example - but your teen needs to learn these lessons, too. The problem is that a teen’s first year with a license is his or her most dangerous year behind the wheel and you don’t want to extend that risk to child passengers.

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Sep
8
2017

Using Technology to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

By DriveitHOME

We often talk about the dangers of technology in the car, from cell phones to built-in infotainment systems, but when it comes to teen drivers, technology isn’t all bad.

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Sep
1
2017

This Labor Day Weekend, Don’t Take a Break from Coaching Your Teen Driver

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day signals the end of summer and for many Americans it is their last chance to relax before the weather turns cool again. But don’t let your relaxation get in the way of your teen driver’s safety.

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