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?

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

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

Safety Tip of the Day: Prevent Rollover Crashes

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

Halloween Safe Driving Tips

Halloween is approaching soon. Here are a few safety driving tips from Progressive on how to stay safe this Halloween. Halloween Driving Safety Tips At a glance: Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween, or on the night your community hosts Halloween activities. Be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., … Continue reading Halloween Safe Driving Tips