Blogs

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!

read more
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:

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
Aug
29
2017

What Teen Drivers Need to Know About School Zones

By DriveitHOME

Nearly three-quarters of American students don’t feel safe crossing the intersections near their schools, with students in 22 states giving their school intersections only a “C” for safety, according to recent data from Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

This is because the majority of surveyed students claim the streets around their schools lack important safety features, including crossing guards and school zone markings. Without these safety features, drivers may not know to slow down and drive with caution and pedestrians may, rightfully, fear for their safety.

read more
Aug
17
2017

Traffic Safety Readiness Level DEFCON 1

By Andy Pilgrim

The defense (DEF) readiness condition (CON) is an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces. DEFCON 5 is the condition denoting normal readiness, going up to DEFCON 1 which signifies maximum readiness.

Similarly, driver training in Europe emphasizes always having a high state of readiness. I passed my driving test in the UK for both motorcycles and cars and have ridden mopeds and motorcycles since I was 16 years old (the UK tests are among the toughest in the world). Expecting the unexpected is my driving life mantra.

read more
Aug
11
2017

Four Things Your Teen Driver Should Know Before Driving Alone

By DriveitHOME

Once your teen gets their license, they can finally drive on their own. But cautious parents will wonder: how can I help keep my teen safe when I’m not in the vehicle?

You may not be in the car with them to offer assistance and advice, but you can still set limits and encourage safe driving behavior. Here are four things your teen driver should keep in mind before they get behind the wheel without you.

read more
Aug
4
2017

Fatigue: The Hidden Driving Risk Affecting Your Teen

By DriveitHOME

Fatigued drivers are dangerous drivers, and your teen is more fatigued than you think.

read more