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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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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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