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
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
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
(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
Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so than other types of crashes, reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle, and environmental factors. So while vehicle type does play a significant role, other factors such as driver behavior and road and environmental conditions can also cause a vehicle … Continue reading Safety Tip of the Day: Prevent Rollover Crashes