Blogs

Nov
9
2017

Helping Your Teen Avoid Drowsy Driving

By DriveitHOME

To commemorate Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, running through this Sunday, we want to encourage parents to think about how drowsy driving affects their teens and commit to helping them stay safe.

In 2015, an estimated 5,000 people died in drowsy driving-related crashes and more than 40 percent of adult drivers admit they have fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives. At least half of drowsy driving crashes involve young drivers (under 25 years old), so your teen is just as affected by a lack of sleep as other, more experienced drivers.

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Nov
3
2017

Daylight Savings Time Effects on Driving

By Morgan Cihak

Summer has officially come to an end, as Daylight Savings Time occurs this Sunday, November 5. Not only is this a reminder to set your clocks back an hour (and get an extra hour of sleep!), but to understand that your teen driver will be spending more time driving in the dark.

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Oct
27
2017

How Every Driver can Help End Traffic Fatalities

By Andy Pilgrim

The latest statistics on U.S. roads show that we are continuing the dangerous increases in fatalities and injuries we have seen over the last two years.

I am travelling all over the world this year, both for my racing and for my work with Automobile magazine. So far, I have been to England, Germany, Spain, France, Australia, Portugal and the UAE. Wherever I go in the world, I rent a car and often drive hundreds of miles over a race weekend.

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Oct
23
2017

Fraternity Honors Driving Victims During Safe Driving Week

By Jordan Goldblum

Just one year ago, two of my fraternity brothers, Hunter Watson and Vinny Maugeri, both died in separate car crashes due to distraction. Hunter, who was my age at the time of his death, was an energetic, fun-loving, and extremely caring person. Those close to Vinny say that he was one of the most loving, personable, and optimistic people that they had ever met.

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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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