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Idaho high schoolers vie for best safe-driving message

If teens don’t always listen to their parents, maybe they’ll listen to other teens.

High school students across Idaho were invited to create their own videos or memes to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.

The goal? To raise awareness of the three main types of distracted driving:

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3 ground rules kids would set for their parents’ technology use

We know by now that teens are distracted behind the wheel, they’re constantly connected, and they're compelled to respond to texts, social media messages, and other notifications.

But according to researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Michigan, there's one thing kids can...

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Stop! Do these 3 things before your first night-driving lesson

With fewer daylight hours to squeeze in practice time, chances are that teen drivers who are just starting out may be coming up on their first night-driving lessons.

Before you strap in and start logging those dusk-to-dark hours, make sure you set the stage for successful and safe lessons with these...

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This Oregon dad teaching his teen to drive is all of us

I’m not sure how Google pointed me to a 2012 article written by a dad guiding his teen driver through the intersections and curves of Oregon roadways, but I’m so glad I ended up on the OregonLive blog for a laugh.

The blog post, written by the Oregonian’s commuter columnist Joseph Rose, highlights...

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Wake up, teens! 5 signs that you’re too tired to drive

With Daylight Saving Time turning back our clocks on Nov. 6, the daylight that typically aligns with our routines starts to have a sneaky effect on our alertness behind the wheel.

Though we gain an hour of sleep, it means darker drives home and heavier eyelids as our internal clocks try their best to...

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5 lifesaving talking points for National Teen Driver Safety Week

The problem: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year-olds in the United States.

The solution: Parents who take time to talk with their teens about the many dangers of driving, and who impose driving restrictions (like ‘house rules’ or a parent-teen driving contract),...

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(Finally) getting through to teens about distracted driving

There’s no shortage of facts, like: motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, 61% of drivers admit to texting behind the wheel, and distracted driving is an implication in nearly 1 out of 5 crashes.  

We can cite those types of stats from dozens of studies or surveys. But,...

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Stuck in park vs. learning to drive: What motivates teens to get their licenses?

Examples of teens delaying licensing and being generally uninterested in driving have spread the idea that today’s teens aren’t in a hurry to sit in the driver’s seat.

So what’s the primary motivation for teens who do get their licenses? A recent study conducted by Aceable Drivers Ed found the answer...

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Why did the camel cross the road? (Plus, tips to avoid hitting him)

In strange teen driver news out of Alabama, a teen driver’s car collided with a camel on a country road earlier this week. Though the owner leading the camel tried to get the driver’s attention, the crash caused injuries to both the driver and camel.

We all can agree the likelihood of a...

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College bound? Here’s a 3-point checklist for bringing your car

If you’ve considered the pros and cons of having a car on campus this year and landed on “yes,” here are a few tips to make sure your trip to (or back to) campus goes smoothly.

  • Let the trusty campus map be your guide.Whether you’re new to campus, or you’re living in a different location than last...

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