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Millennials pegged as the worst drivers – but are they really?

When it comes to slicing and dicing data by age demographics, I naturally get defensive when anything negative about Millennials (my age group) comes to light. Sometimes we’re the worst at a certain task, and other times it’s just in general that we’re the worst.

OK, so I’ll give this recent...

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Most Influential Teen drives a … drone?

Today’s youth. I have a niece who can navigate past my phone’s home screen to get to YouTube, find her favorite channel, and sort through to find the most recent videos. She’s 5.

Meanwhile in thirty-something town, it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to use Snapchat.

There’s something about...

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3 ways to lead a family digital detox (before it’s too late)

A scene from my most recent family gathering involved: one remote cabin in the woods, one internet hotspot, four individuals logged onto their preferred mobile devices, and absolutely zero conversation – unless you count “What’s the password?” as a valuable interaction.

At one point we all looked up...

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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:

  • Manual: Taki...
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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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