Teen Drivers

Eight In 10 Young Drivers Admit Texting, Driving: Survey
Eight In 10 Young Drivers Admit Texting, Driving: Survey

Young drivers believe it's dangerous to talk and to text on smartphones while they're driving, but they're doing it anyway, according to a new study from Consumer Reports. The magazine's latest issue found that, of those young drivers surveyed, almost all said they considered texting, accessing the...Read More»

Teens in car - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Teen Drivers More At Risk With Other Teens In The Car

Already a high-risk population, teen drivers face even greater risks when they have other young passengers in the car with them, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released in conjunction with National Youth Traffic Safety Month. The report, “Teen Driver Risk...Read More»

DOT's Distracted Driving Design Challenge
Students, Get Creative: Design An Icon Against Distracted Driving

If you are a student between the ages of 13 and 18, an avid follower of social networks, and feel you have a flair for design, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood invites you to take up the DOT’s Distracted Driving Design Challenge. Of course, you should know that...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Head Injuries The Most Common In Teen Vehicle Crashes, Report

Sadly, every parent’s worst nightmare becomes a reality in far too many instances involving teen vehicle crashes. In addition to the fatalities that claim so many young lives, countless numbers of teens and their parents face life-changing circumstances in the aftermath. A new report on teen...Read More»

Texting in traffic (by Flickr user Mo Riza)
Study Finds Young Adults Would Rather Surf (The Web)Than Drive

Given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other forms of connected devices, the results of a new study that today’s young adults just aren’t that interested in driving shouldn’t come as any surprise. As parents, maybe that comes as some consolation, not having to shell...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
OnStar’s Family Link Lets You Keep Track Of Your Car As Well As Your Kids…

As parents, we all want to know where our children are, especially if they’re driving, right? Following an obviously successful test period, OnStar is rolling out its new Family Link add-on option to regular OnStar service that allows owners of OnStar-equipped vehicles to do just that. As we...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Top Teen Driver Distraction? Electronic Devices, Says AAA Study

Parents of newly-licensed teens, take note. In the first study using in-car video footage to focus specifically on teen distracted driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that teenage girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use text and use cell phones or other electronic devices...Read More»

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One In Five Teens Reports Driving Under Marijuana Influence, Study

What should serve as a wake-up call to parents of teen drivers comes in the form of a new study that shows one in five teens (19 percent) reports driving while under the influence of marijuana. The most recent study of teen driving behavior and attitudes is from Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
New Studies Look At Teen Drivers And Passengers: The Other Form Of Distracted Driving

Talking on cell phones and texting may be the most widely-known examples of teen distracted driving, but two new studies just released warn of the dangers that multiple passengers pose to teen drivers. The pair of studies, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm teen...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Distracted Driving And Teen Driver Safety: AAA’s Big Push In 2012

With all the attention distracted driving has been getting in recent months, it should come as no surprise that the AAA is prioritizing its legislative efforts this year to focus on that issue and a related one involving teen driver safety. In fact, the AAA says their legislative agenda for 2012...Read More»

U.S. lawmakers to get tougher on teen drivers
New Study Looks At How High-Functioning Autistic Teens Approach Driving

A new study finds that two-thirds of American teens of driving age, 15- to 18-years old, with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) currently drive or are planning to drive. The research also revealed that these teens have common characteristics. The study, the first of its kind...Read More»

Project Ignition
Project Ignition Teen Safety Leaders Share Their Perspective With DOT

For the student representatives from 10 Project Ignition National Leader Schools, January 9, 2012 was a day they’ll not soon forget. That’s the day they spent at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. sharing how they and their classmates are positively impacting teen...Read More»

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Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in talking on cell phones and texting behind the wheel. Ford is modifying the MyKey “Do Not Disturb” function to give...Read More»

Project Ignition
Project Ignition Students Take The Lead During National Teen Driver Safety Week

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 16-22, 2011, the students of Project Ignition are organizing powerful awareness and engagement activities across the United States. According to claims data from State Farm, October is the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes as...Read More»

U.S. lawmakers to get tougher on teen drivers
First Month Of Driving Riskiest For Teens, AAA Says

Highlighting the importance of continuing parental involvement in teens’ transition to solo driving, a new study from the AAA Traffic Safety Foundation finds that teens are 50 percent more likely to crash during their first month of unsupervised driving than after a year’s worth of...Read More»

Texting while driving
Driver Reaction Time Doubles With Texting: Study

Most of us probably already recognize that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior. Still, many drivers continue to do so, despite safety warnings about distracted driving. New research, however, shows that texting behind the wheel doubles driver reaction time. The study, reported by Reuters...Read More»

Project Ignition
Parenting Tips From Project Ignition Teens On Teen Driver Safety

Back in June, we covered the Project Ignition top 10 teen driver safety campaigns. Now we’ve got an important message to parents from teens of Project Ignition on the important issue of teen driver safety. It’s a little different than the usual parenting tips, in that they come from the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Economy Driving Down Parental Spending On Teen Cars: Survey

It makes a lot of sense, and we probably don’t need a poll to tell us this, but a new survey commissioned by Allstate shows that parents are spending less on cars for their teens, citing the economy as the principal reason. Specifically, the survey found that 60 percent of parents in America...Read More»

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