Blogs

Sep
30
2013

Allstate and The Allstate Foundation receive the Flame of Life Award

By DriveitHOME

On Monday, the National Safety Council presented its prestigious Flame of Life Award to Allstate Insurance Company and The Allstate Foundation for their national leadership to reduce car crashes involving teen drivers. The award, which recognizes significant lifesaving contributions to safety, has been presented only four times previously in the Council’s 100-year history.

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Sep
26
2013
2013 Teen Leadership Award

Announcing the 2013 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council today announced Beth Schuerman of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Impact Teen Drivers and Traffic Safe Communities Network of Santa Clara County as the winners of its 5th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation.

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Sep
24
2013

Parents, how are your teens driving?

By DriveitHOME

Every parent wants to believe his or her child always follows the rules and obeys the law. This includes the rules of the road. A new study from State Farm reveals that’s not the case.

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Sep
19
2013

Take the pledge and drive text free

By DriveitHOME

We all know text messaging is teens’ preferred method of communication, but texting is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do. Reading or sending text messages – or emails – while driving can increase crash risk by at least 8 percent. NSC actually estimates 100,000 crashes each year involve drivers who were texting. Teens already have high crash risk – three times that of more experienced drivers – so teen drivers really need to heed the statistics and put their cell phones away.

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Sep
10
2013

Video: Potato Boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving really isn’t one of them. Learn how to coach your teen drivers at driveithome.org.

Check out the DriveitHOME YouTube channel for more videos.

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Sep
5
2013

Get your copy of Not So Fast

By DriveitHOME

Parents with teen drivers should consider taking a trip to the book store (sit shotgun and let your teen drive if he or she is old enough!) and pick up a copy of  Not So Fastnow on shelves.

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Sep
3
2013

Teen driver safety: a year-round commitment

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day marked the end of the period known as the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teens. Based on historical trends, as many as 1,500 people may have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Many parents understand the additional dangers their already vulnerable teen drivers face during this deadly time of the year. Many parents become extra vigilant in an effort to protect their teens. That vigilance must continue all year.

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Aug
30
2013

Buckle up, save a life this weekend

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council estimates 394 traffic fatalities and another 42,200 medically consulted injuries may occur during the Labor Day weekend due to car crashes. NSC also estimates 143 lives could be saved this Labor Day holiday by buckling up. An additional 99 lives could be saved if all wore seat belts.

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Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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Aug
22
2013

AAA: decreased concern about dangerous driving behaviors

By DriveitHOME

We know cell phone use while driving can be deadly, just as we know driving impaired, driving while drowsy and driving aggressively also can have severe consequences. Despite knowing these driving behaviors are dangerous, Americans apparently are growing less concerned about them.

A survey released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed Americans are less likely to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving. The study also showed a decrease in the perceived risk of texting or emailing while driving.

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