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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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Building a case for the ‘Textalyzer’

Distracted driving campaigns and app blockers aim to get teens to put down their smartphones while driving, and Washington and Oregon graduated drivers license laws bar new drivers from using cellphones altogether. 

But, it seems we’re at a point where the stats and stories on the news aren’t...

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Hey, parents! 34% of you set this bad driving example

We bet you knew the answer before you even clicked on our link.

In a recent nationwide survey by online driver education provider Driving-Tests.com, 34% of teens say the most dangerous thing they see their parents do while driving is, of course, texting.

The survey aimed to get “inside the minds” of...

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Snapchat blamed for teen driver’s 107 mph crash

An Atlanta-area teen is being sued for negligence in a crash that was allegedly caused in part by Snapchat. The teen even used Snapchat following the crash to snap a shot in the emergency vehicle with the caption: "Lucky to be alive." 

The couple who was hit by the teen driver also is suing Snapchat....

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You know you’re a Seattle driver when…

It seems that “How’s your commute?” has become as common as “How’s the weather?” in our region.

Between bridge work, event traffic, and burrowing Bertha, our traffic alerts and notifications are constant.

All of the extra minutes at the wheel give us more time to identify and appreciate Seattle's...

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Saying 'yes' to the (prom) dress

With all the talk about the extreme expenses of prom, we were excited to come across a story about a Nathan Hale High School teen helping girls in need find their perfect (free) prom ensemble through a senior project called the “Fairy Godmother Project.”

With help from community donations and local...

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