How to Keep an Eye On Your Teen Driver

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How to Keep an Eye On Your Teen Driver
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Parents tend to worry about their teens when they start driving on their own, but thankfully there are ways to help mom and dad keep an eye on their kids and ensure they’re driving safely and responsibly. Continue Reading...

High Unemployment to Blame for Drop in Teen Driving

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High Unemployment to Blame for Drop in Teen Driving
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It’s a commonly held belief that young people are not interested in cars. As the narrative goes, they’d rather rely on public transportation and play with their iPhones than drive. But a new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute tells a different story. Continue Reading...

Young Drivers More Likely to Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel: Study

Young Drivers More Likely to Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel: Study
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A recent report has shown that younger drivers are more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel, as one in seven drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 have fallen asleep at least once while driving during the past year.  Continue Reading...

Older Women Most Likely Mistake Gas Pedal For Brakes: Study

Older Women Most Likely Mistake Gas Pedal For Brakes: Study
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A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that most car accidents that occur because a driver mistakenly hits the gas pedal instead of the brakes involve older female drivers in parking lots. Apparently, almost two-thirds of drivers involved in this type of accident were female, and occurred more frequently with drivers… Continue Reading...

Ford Driving Skills for Life Programs Offered Free to Teens

Ford Driving Skills for Life Programs Offered Free to Teens
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Graduation season is almost upon us. We know that safe driving is probably one of the last things on a kid’s mind as summer approaches. But it’s also a time when teens are faced with the risks associated with impaired, reckless and distracted driving. Just like Mercedes-Benz’s Driving Academy, Ford offers its Driving Skills for… Continue Reading...

Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011

Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011
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Deaths among teem drivers increased for the first time in eight years last year, despite the fact that total motor vehicle deaths have declined. According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 16- to 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 190 to 211 based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states for… Continue Reading...

Peer Pressure a Major Cause of Accidents by Teen Drivers: Study

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Peer Pressure a Major Cause of Accidents by Teen Drivers: Study
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Peer pressure has a huge affect on teens. Smoking, drinking… even getting into a car accident. According to two studies by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm, peer pressure from passengers can result in a car accident when a teen is behind the wheel. We know, it seems like a “duh, of course”… Continue Reading...

Parents Push Teens To Drive Stick to Avoid Distracted Driving

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Just when an earlier study suggested that teenagers today prefer owning smartphones and electronic devices over owning a car, a local study by news channel Sacramento News10 revealed that there is a resurgence of manual transmission automobiles for young drivers. Worried about teen drivers texting and driving, parents have started a trend of purchasing stick… Continue Reading...

A Comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing Program Proposed

A Comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing Program Proposed
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Allstate Insurance and the National Safety Council put together a report suggesting that an estimated 2,000 teen lives and $13.6 billion could be saved each year if all states enforce a comprehensive graduated driver licensing program (GDL). While GDL programs are officiated in all 50 states, earning a driver’s license in some states are more… Continue Reading...

Tips On Teaching Your Teen Safe Driving Skills

Tips On Teaching Your Teen Safe Driving Skills
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It can be a nerve-racking time when your teen wants to get behind the wheel of the car. There are things you can do to make sure your young driver is prepared before they go solo. Consider these tips when teaching your teen how to drive: • The right way to drive: Go over all of… Continue Reading...

Ford’s Do Not Disturb Feature Helps Parents Prevent Distracted Driving

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Ford’s Do Not Disturb Feature Helps Parents Prevent Distracted Driving
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Ford has just released the Do Not Disturb feature, a new technology that lets parents limit distracted driving habits teens are tempted with. The new Ford MyKey Do Not Disturb feature allows parents to block their teens from receiving phone calls and text messages while driving. This means that young drivers can keep their eyes… Continue Reading...

Study Finds Parents Teach Teens Bad Driving Habits

Study Finds Parents Teach Teens Bad Driving Habits
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Parents, if you want to set a good example for your teens while you’re teaching them how to drive, put down your cell phone. A new study out says that parents are prone to check their phones while teaching driving skills. This study, which was conducted by State Farm, surveyed 517 teens and their parents… Continue Reading...

Teens Most at Risk for Car Accidents During First Month of Driving

Teens Most at Risk for Car Accidents During First Month of Driving
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Here are some sobering study results that may shock parents – teen drivers are most likely to cause a car accident within their first month of unsupervised driving. The study, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that teenage drivers are 50 percent more likely to get into a car crash in their… Continue Reading...

Bendix Brakes Finds Teens Don’t Know Much About Car Safety

Bendix Brakes Finds Teens Don’t Know Much About Car Safety
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What do teens know about car maintenance and safety? Bendix Brakes took to the streets to find out and as it turns out, teens don’t know much about these subjects. Bendix Brakes decided to put together a few fun videos aimed at educating teen drivers about the cars they’re driving. This comes after the company… Continue Reading...

Keep An Eye On Teen Drivers With iTeen365 [Video]

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Keep An Eye On Teen Drivers With iTeen365 [Video]
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Your teenager just got their license and you’re a little worried about where they are going with your car. You can keep an eye on them – and your car – with iTeen365. A GPS system that tracks your car and your teen, the iTeen365 needs to be professionally installed in your vehicle. Once that’s… Continue Reading...

Depressed Teen Drivers More Likely To Cause Accidents

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Depressed Teen Drivers More Likely To Cause Accidents
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Depressed teenagers are more likely to cause accidents than those who aren’t, according to a study from the journal Injury Prevention. The aptly-named journal found that among already-risky teenage drivers, those who are depressed are more likely to speed and not wear seat belts, which journal authors believed was a translation of self-destructive behaviors (underage… Continue Reading...
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