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Dec
21
2017

The Risks of Impaired Driving

By DriveitHOME

With the end-of-the-year holidays in sight, teen drivers must prepare for an all-too-common risk on the road: driver impairment.

Alcohol and teens are a dangerous mix. According to NHTSA, about 25 percent of teen car crashes involve an underage drinking driver, and Christmas and New Years are popular drinking holidays. All 50 states have zero tolerance underage drinking laws for a reason: inexperience already puts teens at high risk for a fatal crash and alcohol makes the odds much worse.

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Dec
8
2017

Get Your Teen Ready for Safe Winter Driving

By DriveitHOME

If you haven’t yet helped your teen prepare for winter driving, don’t wait any longer.

Being prepared for winter road conditions is crucial to staying safe. Talk to your teen about the importance of gathering supplies, inspecting the vehicle and knowing what to expect long before the first big snowfall arrives.

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Nov
21
2017

How to Help Your Teen Driver Stay Safe this Thanksgiving Weekend

By DriveitHOME

This Thanksgiving weekend, drivers of every age will hit the road to head back home and spend time with their loved ones. Before your teen gets behind the wheel, help him or her prepare and stay safe.

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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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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
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
22
2017

You Need to Be a Safe Driver (For Your Teen’s Sake)

By DriveitHOME

It’s easy for parents to think that a teen only learns how to drive in the classroom and behind the wheel, but your teen picks up plenty of lessons from the passenger seat, too.

For years, your teen has watched you drive and some of your habits are likely to work their way into your teen’s own driving behavior. Parents, after all, are the number one influence on teen driving habits.

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Sep
15
2017

What Your Teen Needs to Know About Child Passenger Safety

By DriveitHOME

This Sunday marks the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, a time when we talk about car seat safety, kids in hot cars and other driving risks for young passengers.

As parents, we may take our knowledge of this subject for granted – how to install a car seat and when a child is old enough to sit in a seat without a booster or any other assistance, for example - but your teen needs to learn these lessons, too. The problem is that a teen’s first year with a license is his or her most dangerous year behind the wheel and you don’t want to extend that risk to child passengers.

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