Cell phone use

Apr
24
2014

Understanding distracted driving

By DriveitHOME

Don’t quite understand cell phone distracted driving? In these videos, David Teater, senior director of transportation initiatives at the National Safety Council, sits down to explain why cell phones are a distraction, the myth behind multitasking, why conversations with passengers are different and what happens when tragedy hits home.

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Apr
2
2014

Hands-free is not risk-free

By DriveitHOME

Thousands die needlessly each year because of unnecessary cell phone use behind the wheel. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – the perfect time to talk to your teens about the dangers of handheld and hands-free cell phone use while driving.

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Mar
5
2014

How laws help keep teen drivers safe

By DriveitHOME

No state has laws strong enough to protect teens from the most significant risks they face on the roads.

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Feb
27
2014

Why I wasn’t always a safe teen driver

By DriveitHOME

As a teenager, I know that driving is dangerous. I have heard countless stories and statistics from my parents, TV, my school, and even that lady at the DMV who gave me a lecture before handing me my license.

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Feb
14
2014

Showing your love for safety

By DriveitHOME

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to say ‘thank you’ to your sweetheart. It’s also a time to thank those who make a difference every day. These change agents need to know just how much they are loved and appreciated.

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Feb
5
2014

How brain development affects teens’ driving

By DriveitHOME

What do teen drivers, older drivers, and distracted drivers all have in common? The answer is “the brain.” And understanding the brain is the key to knowing why we get into car crashes and how to prevent these crashes.

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Jan
3
2014

Resolve to drive cell phone free

By DriveitHOME

Have you made a New Year’s resolution?

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Dec
16
2013

Video: Understand how your teen talks to friends

By DriveitHOME

Teens communicate with one another much differently today than they did when you were their age. Teaching your teen how to drive and understanding how your teen communicates with friends might not seem related, but they are.

Teens rarely call their friends anymore. Instead, teens text. U.S. teens send an average of 3,339 texts each month, according to a 2010 study from Nielson. See why it’s important to know how teens communicate? You don’t want them texting while driving!

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Dec
10
2013

What you need to know about teen drinking and driving

By DriveitHOME

Every year, drivers who have been drinking alcohol are in about one-third of all of our country’s deadly car crashes.

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Sep
19
2013

Take the pledge and drive text free

By DriveitHOME

We all know text messaging is teens’ preferred method of communication, but texting is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do. Reading or sending text messages – or emails – while driving can increase crash risk by at least 8 percent. NSC actually estimates 100,000 crashes each year involve drivers who were texting. Teens already have high crash risk – three times that of more experienced drivers – so teen drivers really need to heed the statistics and put their cell phones away.

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