Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the country's biggest health concerns. As more and more drivers text while on the road, distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing year over year. In fact, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. and more than 1,000 injured in … Continue reading Distracted Driving
Back to School: Safe Driving Tips for Teens
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
Teen Driver Safety: Wearing Your Seat Belt!
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?
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
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
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 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