School is just a few weeks away for a lot of teens. Here are some tips for parents and teens to remember about driving safety when going back to school! For many teenagers, going back to school means increased time behind the wheel. More than 80 percent of teen drivers have stated that driving to … Continue reading Back to School: Safe Driving Tips for Teens
Article provided by http://www.sadd.org Teen Driver Safety Starts with Wearing Your Seat Belt Did you know that 60.7 percent of teen passengers (16 to 19) who died in crashes weren’t wearing their seatbelts and 51.2 percent of teen drivers (16 to 19) who died in crashes weren’t belted? Lack of seat belt use is still … Continue reading Teen Driver Safety: Wearing Your Seat Belt!
Distracted….walking? BY SAFEDRIVER · PUBLISHED JULY 18, 2012 · UPDATED MARCH 5, 2017 For regular readers you’ll know my passion for safer roads. I try to allow drivers to think about possible situations before they happen so they can be mentally ready to respond. I talk about cyclist, pedestrians and not just drivers and their … Continue reading Distracted….walking?
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
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)
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
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
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?
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
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