Blogs

Oct
8
2014

Video: Strong laws keep teen drivers safe

By DriveitHOME

It’s election season, and everyone is talking about making changes. How about changing teen driving laws? While  no state has laws that are strong enough to protect our youngest, most vulnerable drivers, Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws can help.

In this video, Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois explains why he advocated for stronger GDL, and how the laws have driven down crashes in his state.

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Oct
1
2014

Traveling safely to and from college

By DriveitHOME

Guest submission:

Throughout the fall, thousands of teens move out of the house to college. As always, it’s important to drive with caution. Make sure your teen heeds these tips for traveling safely to and from college, to lessen the chances of being involved in a crash this fall.

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Sep
24
2014

Congrats to the 2014 NSC Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners!

By DriveitHOME

The annual National Safety Council Teen Driver Safety Leadership Awards honor organizations and individuals whose efforts have been proven to save lives.

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Sep
17
2014

Personal Stories: Donovan Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Donovan Tessmer was a 17-year-old standout student athlete. He had it all – college scholarship opportunities, a large group of friends and a strong family support system. In a split second, everything changed.

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Sep
10
2014

What’s happening to teens who skip driver education?

By DriveitHOME

Driver education is an important step in teens’ learning-to-drive process. Classes teach students basic skills they need to become better drivers – how to merge, how to safely turn left, how to gauge gaps in traffic and how to drive the speed that’s right for conditions. Unfortunately, fewer teens than ever are taking driver’s education classes. A new study shows the consequences can be deadly.

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Aug
29
2014

Teach your teen to be a safer driver

By DriveitHOME

Teens may shrug their shoulders, roll their eyes and act annoyed when they’re around their parents, but the truth is teens look to their parents to teach them how to drive safely. Even if teens don’t acknowledge it, their parents are their role models – at least behind the wheel.

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Aug
20
2014

Why aren’t parents setting good driving examples?

By DriveitHOME

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Research shows parents have the most influence on their teens’ driving habits; they are driving role models for their teens.

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Aug
13
2014

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Video: Professionalisim

By DriveitHOME

An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone use – handheld or hands-free. While 80 percent of drivers think hands-free devices are safer, they are actually just as risky. Drivers are too distracted by the conversation to fully focus on the road. Teens need to be especially careful.

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Jul
30
2014

What is Cognitive Distraction?

By DriveitHOME

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.

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