Dangers of Summer Driving

so what makes summer driving so dangerous? On the surface, driving through a summer heat wave seems quite serene compared to a winter whiteout. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the month of August had the second highest number of fatal car accidents in 2014, with 3,037 (right behind October's 3,068). … Continue reading Dangers of Summer Driving

Adult Class Info at Lone Star Driving School (18 & up)

Driving can be pretty scary for most people. Especially for those who have never driven before. Or maybe you were taught to drive by a family member or friend. But do you know the proper road and safety rules? At Lone Star Driving School our State Certified instructors are here to help you! If you … Continue reading Adult Class Info at Lone Star Driving School (18 & up)

Learning to Drive in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

  There is an assumption that the moment you turn 17 you must already have your provisional driving licence in your hand, along with your first driving lesson booked and a driving test planned for a mere few weeks away. Whilst this method works out well for many, there are a certain percentage who leave … Continue reading Learning to Drive in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Best Cars For Teen Drivers

Between getting to and from school, as well as various extracurricular activities, teens are behind the wheel from early morning to late evening. These increasingly long days and busy schedules can lead to distracted and dangerous driving. Not only do 50 percent of teen drivers admit to texting while driving in the past 30 days, … Continue reading Best Cars For Teen Drivers

Should Texas Ban Texting & Driving?

Texas lawmakers are planning (once again) to introduce a bill banning texting and driving statewide, but will it become law? There have been several unsuccessful attempts to ban texting and driving in Texas, and while we know the practice is extremely dangerous, there still appears to be quite a bit of opposition. Both sides are ready to discuss their opposing … Continue reading Should Texas Ban Texting & Driving?

Distractions While Driving

When there are multiple passengers, the crash risk is three to five times greater than when driving alone. Parents talk to your teens about the various types of distractions while driving (like their cell phones!). Be safe. Drive Safe. Key Facts and Statistics In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor … Continue reading Distractions While Driving

New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Temple, is chairman of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee in charge of Department of Homeland Security funding. Lauren Victoria Burke AP Over the last few years, the Texas Department of Public Safety has tried to reduce wait times for driver licensing by opening “mega centers” around the state. In some places, … Continue reading New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS

Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen

Your teen just recently got their driver's license...now what? Below are some tips to help guide you and your teen to drive safe.   1) Keep Your Cell Phone Off Multiple studies indicate using a cell phone while driving is the equivalent of driving drunk―that's even when using a hands-free phone. NOTE: Your state may … Continue reading Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen

Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel Week

AAA reports that an estimated 45 to 50 million Americans will be traveling this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  If you plan on driving this year here are some safety tips to ensure you and your loved ones arrive safe to and from your destination. Never drink and drive. Even one drink can have an impact on … Continue reading Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel Week

Driving While Distracted: Parents do it, too

  (Story via CNN) Laura Maurer said she is not the type to text while driving. Case in point: Two years ago, when she needed to send a text to a client who frequented her hair salon, she pulled over on a country road near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa, to send it. But when … Continue reading Driving While Distracted: Parents do it, too