Teen Drivers

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them?
Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them?

The Department of Transportation recently published some new statistics on American motorists, and among other things, they suggest that self-driving vehicles couldn't come at a better time. That's because the number of older drivers is increasing. At the moment, the U.S. has a total of 217.9...Read More»

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Chevrolet study reveals driving--not sex or drugs--worries parents most

Once upon a time, America's youth were in trouble--or so ABC wanted us to believe. From 1972 to 1997, the network's Afterschool Special series tackled a range of problems plaguing young people, including discrimination, disabilities, drinking, dating, drugs, death, and the 1970's scariest "D-word"...Read More»

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Survey: 68% of teens use apps behind the wheel

Analysts may be feeling bearish about Apple's lack of innovation on the iPhone front, but smartphones aren't going anywhere anytime soon--and neither are apps. On the one hand, that's a good thing, because many of us depend on those apps for navigation, communication, entertainment, and...Read More»

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Why teens drive that way, and how to keep them safer

We know that teen drivers are more accident-prone than any other group of motorists. We tend to think that their troubles behind the wheel are linked to their lack of experience, but researchers say that there may be more to it than that. Specifically, they lay much of the blame on the developing...Read More»

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Study: Young People Aren't Drinking & Driving As Much As They Used To

When we think about the problem of drinking and driving, we often associate it with younger, less experienced drivers. A new study shows that the practice has become far less common among motorists age 16 to 25, though we're not out of the woods, yet. ALSO SEE: Diesels Doomed? Delhi Deals Death...Read More»

Infographic: Distraction and Teen Crashes
Real Video Shows Distracted Teen Drivers Moments Before Things Go Wrong

We've all been there: motoring along, our minds somewhere else, when suddenly our attention snaps back to the road, and we realize that we're barreling toward the back end of a car or a semi or a squirrel. It happens. ALSO SEE: Ford Feature Can Limit Your Speed According To Signs It happens most...Read More»

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu To Get Teen Driver Mode

Most of us were at one point teen drivers, and we’re all too familiar with the more risk-riddled mentality of youth. Compound that with less actual driving skill and experience, and it’s a deadly combination. ALSO SEE: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?...Read More»

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Teen Drivers & Older Cars: A Deadly Mix

We're still in the middle of holiday season, but parent of teenagers are already thinking ahead to spring -- specifically, to graduation and their kids' inevitable request for a car. READ: As More States Get Legal Pot, Americans Hazy On Drugged Driving If you're in that number, take note: the...Read More»

Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart - Don't Text and Drive
Study: To Cut Teen Car Crashes, Start School Later In The Day

It's no secret that teenagers are more prone to auto accidents than older drivers. That's largely why teen motorists are so expensive to insure. We usually attribute younger drivers' high collision rates to their lack of experience, or perhaps their text-friendly lifestyles. But the New York Times...Read More»

Honda's anti-texting ad for Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2014
Honda Takes A Less-Graphic Approach In New Anti-Texting Ad: Is This More Effective?

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a heart-stopping PSA for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Now, Honda has posted one of its own -- one that takes a considerably less graphic approach. Is one more effective than the other? As you'll see from the clip...Read More»

Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart - Don't Text and Drive
Mom & Dad In Denial About Their Kids' Terrible Driving Habits

It's Teen Driver Safety Week, and as you might expect, there's plenty of discussion in the media about making young drivers safer drivers. But no matter how many tips we offer parents on coaching teens about auto safety, none of it will do a lick of good if parents don't discuss the matter with...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
It's Teen Driver Safety Week--Do You Know How Your Kids Are Driving?

For millions of teens, driving is considered a rite of passage, a golden ticket to freedom and independence. Learning to drive safely is of paramount importance as teens approach this important milestone. Now in its seventh year, the National Teen Driver Safety Week is an annual awareness-raising...Read More»

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Teach Your Teen How To Park A Car

Your teen is driving now? Congratulations or apologies, either way. It's not the most eagerly anticipated parental role--getting involved in a teenager’s required supervised driving practice--but now, at least, it can be a little less stressful and more productive when it comes to parking the...Read More»

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Anne Murray Is The Jam For Safer Teen Drivers; Kanye Loses, Again

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but maybe it is. A new Israeli study of teen drivers found that music choices affected driving ability, and that soft rock calmed driving styles while fast-paced styles like rap compromised safe driving ability. How much was that driving ability compromised? As the...Read More»

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One in Three Teens "Just Not Interested" In Driving: AAA

Less than half of all American teenagers get their first driver's license within a year of becoming eligible to drive, a new study from AAA says. In stark contrast to 20 years ago, when more than two-thirds of teens got their driver’s license before they turned 18, only 44 percent of today's...Read More»

AT&T texting-while-driving simulator, offered by The Peers Foundation
Drivers' Ed, Updated For The Modern World

Visit a drivers' education classroom today, and chances are, it'll look very similar to the one you sat in ten or twenty years ago: the same charts on the walls, the same well-meaning public-service posters, and of course, the same driving simulators with the same Nixon-era filmstrips. But...Read More»

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Adding A Teen Driver Can Send Parents’ Auto Policy Rates Soaring

With summer almost here and teens eager to get behind the wheel, parents may be weighing the prospect of adding their son or daughter to their existing auto policy. This could prove very costly to the family budget. Based on a new study from InsuranceQuotes.com, families adding a teen driver will...Read More»

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July 4 Remains The Deadliest Day For American Drivers

July 4 is many things to many people. To most U.S. adults, it's a day off. To the gregarious, it's a day to spend around the grill with friends and family. And to pyrophiles, it's a little slice of heaven on Earth. July 4 also marks the start of car-theft season. And according to the Insurance...Read More»

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Ford Teen Driving Survey: Guys Speed, Girls Talk

With vehicle crashes the leading cause of death among teens, a new teen driving survey looks at teen driving practices, behaviors and perceptions – and shows some surprising (and not so surprising) results. Conducted for Ford by Penn Schoen Berland, the study involved 500 teens aged 15...Read More»

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