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Sidewalk art all grown up for incoming high school seniors

Source: Bowie High School Twitter @AISDBowie For some Class of 2017 students, the start of a new school year means putting a (colorful) mark on their reserved parking spaces.

Popping up on Twitter moments this morning, schools in Texas, Indiana, Florida, are others are all showing off the talents of their students as they personalize their ...

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New written test tackles cell phones, marijuana, and distractions

Starting this month, teens taking Washington’s written driving test will have 15 more questions to answer in addition to the 25 questions based on traffic law classics.

It has been decades since the last overhaul of the exam, and the extra questions will quiz new drivers on the risks of distracted...

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5 phases of becoming a Seattle pedestrian

It’s amazing how the past decade (OK, two decades) has transformed me from the teen who couldn’t get her wheels of freedom soon enough, to the I-never-want-to-drive-ever-ever-ever lady.

Seriously, the hermit life’s for me.

I’ve exchanged my childhood country roads for the Mercer Mess and I-5 corridor....

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5 sleep strategies for your weary-eyed teens

Growing up, summer days for me typically started with a drill-sergeant announcement of You’re wasting the day away! as my parents scrambled out the door. This was immediately followed by a string of wake-up calls until my eventual rising at no earlier than 10 a.m.

If that sounds like the standard...

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Northwest drivers can’t stop posting about #driving

#driving

#drivingselfie

#drivinghome

#drivingtoschool

#ihopeidontcrash

That’s a string of hashtags we hope to never see in our social media streams (especially, #ihopeidontcrash, yikes!).

But according to a study conducted over five years by Auto Insurance Center, Washington and Oregon (along with most of...

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What we’d tell our 16-year-old selves about driving today

While we were having fun thinking up ways to redesign our Safe Teen Driver website, our team started skipping down memory lane and talking about how the teen driver landscape today is very different from the roads of 15, 25, or 35 years ago.

What advice would your adult self give to your teen self...

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5 ways to break your teen’s (and your) smartphone habit

New research by nonprofit Common Sense Media supports the reality of digital addiction when it comes to teens and their cell phones.

The research shows that 50% of teens feel addicted to their devices, and 72% feel the need to immediately respond to texts, social media messages, and other...

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Which personality traits make your teen a distracted driver?

You would think that personality traits like “conscientious” and “dependable” lead to less-distracted drivers, but researchers from the University of Alabama have found otherwise.

In a study that asked different age groups to track their distracted driving habits, extroverted, agreeable teens...

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Do you let your teen break one of these driving laws?

You’ve put in the hours supervising your teen’s driving. You’ve done your best to set a good example (or have you?).

But now that your teen is out on the open road, are you turning a blind eye to your state’s graduated licensing laws?

A new study by CarInsurance.com says graduated licensing laws are...

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Teen uses Google Earth to discover an ancient city

So, to start – this story has nothing to do with teen driving, unless you twist to another definition of “drive” to say, Canadian teen drives the discovery of lost Mayan City. True story, and my inner Indiana Jones is envious.

Fifteen-year old William Gadoury of Quebec used satellite photos to test...

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