Blogs

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
Jul
24
2014

What are the best cars for teens?

By DriveitHOME

The best cars for teens are old, slow, big and ugly, right? Many parents think so. Yet, the teens who die in crashes were, more often than not, driving an old vehicle.

read more
Jul
15
2014

Why teens shouldn’t wait to get a license

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

A few weeks ago, my friend purchased her first car at the age of 20. Although this was a big milestone, it was a concern for many.

read more
Jul
7
2014

4 Mistakes Teens Make When Their Car Acts Up

By DriveitHOME

By: Chaleigh Glass

read more
Jun
25
2014

Why Teens Still Aren’t Wearing Seat Belts

By DriveitHOME

We’ve known for quite some time that teens wear seat belts less frequently than drivers of other age groups. It’s disturbing for many reasons. Unlike many adults, teens have grown up with mandatory seat belt laws. National seat belt usage rates are nearly 90 percent. And unlike many adults, teens have always ridden in cars with a seat belt for every single passenger. We know the best way to protect ourselves in a vehicle is to buckle up.

read more