In this video from driveithome.org, teens reveal their parents’ dirty little driving habits. Teens really do learn from watching their parents, so adults must understand the role they play in developing safe teen drivers.
Cindy and Chelsea Murakami were as close as a mother and daughter could be. With nearly identical spirits, their bond was natural.
Cindy’s caring nature drew people to her instantly. She had a warm presence and a big heart, often volunteering as many as 40 hours a week to better the communities around Tampa, Fla., where she lived with Chelsea, her two sons, and her husband, Bruce.
If you haven’t visited driveithome.org, you are missing out on helpful tips, thought-provoking content, humorous videos and everything else you need to coach your teen driver. Here is just one example of the kind of information you’ll receive by signing up for driving tips from driveithome.org:
We know that cell phone-related car crash deaths are a problem. We just don’t know how big the problem is. NSC partnered with Nationwide Insurance to produce a white paper and the graphic below, which shows how the number of fatal car crashes due to cell phone use may be drastically under-reported. The reasons for the data gap include reluctance of drivers to admit cell phone use and the absence of breathalyzer-like tests for cell phone use behind the wheel.
Distracted driving certainly includes texting, but what many people don’t realize is that a cell phone conversation while driving, regardless of hands-free technology, also is very dangerous. The National Safety Council shares the following infographic with everyone to educate the public about the myth of multitasking and help prevent the dangers that can occur due to the use of cell phones behind the wheel. Take a look:
Studies show parents have the most influence on their teens’ driving behaviors. Since they are so influential, parents should spend plenty of time behind the wheel with their teens even after teens receive full, unrestricted licenses.
This video, from driveithome.org, uses humor to help parents understand what to watch for and what to emphasize when supervising teens’ driving.
Hunter had everything going for him. He was a popular, smart and athletic 14 year old who loved every minute of his life. Tragically, everything changed in a split second.
Hunter was one of several passengers riding with an inexperienced teen driver, who lost control of his vehicle while traveling on a winding mountain road. The vehicle crashed into a tree, and Hunter was killed instantly.
Watch Hunter’s story and remember those we’ve lost in preventable car crashes.