Teen Drivers

Teen Driving Laws Mean Fewer Fatalities Now, More Fatalities Later
Teen Driving Laws Mean Fewer Fatalities Now, More Fatalities Later

Teen driving laws are meant to keep young people out of potentially dangerous situations, like driving late at night or using a mobile phone behind the wheel. But a new study argues that such laws don't do much good and simply delay traffic accidents and fatalities for a couple of years. Since the...Read More»

Tracking device for AAA's 'ACE Teen Pilot Program"
AAA Insurance Monitors Teen Drivers With Onboard Gadget

Within the past year, we've seen at least two major companies launch programs that promise to lower insurance rates for customers willing to give up a little privacy. For better or worse, another has now joined the ranks: AAA. To recap: you've probably heard about Progressive's "Snapshot" program...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Ford Focus, National Stop On Red Week: Today's Car News

Toyota releases another teaser photo featuring the taillight of the 2012 Camry. [TheCarConnection] Did you know that it is National Stop On Red Week? [FamilyCarGuide] DriveSRT shows us how to properly handle a fake Facebook fan page. [SocialCarNews] BMW releases The Ultimate Drive smartphone app...Read More»

Angry teen driver
Survey Says: Younger Drivers Prone To Get Lost, Frustrated

Today's drivers have access to a multitude of tech tools that make travel easier: in-car GPS, telematics services, smartphone apps, and so on. But a new survey suggests that those tools aren't helping younger drivers keep their cool on the road. The study comes from marketing firm Galaxy Research...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
OnStar Family Link Pilot Program Helps Parents Track Teens

Parents have it tough, trying to keep track of their teens driving the family car. With a new system from OnStar called Family Link, however, the job could get a whole lot easier. Of course, for now, the program is just in the pilot stages. But there’s obviously a great deal of interest in...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
Need To Keep Tabs On Your Teen? OnStar Could Soon Help

Parents of teenagers have it rough -- the backtalk, the defiance, the growth spurts. Perhaps worst of all is having to worry about young, inexperienced drivers, but General Motors is working on an update to OnStar that could put parents' minds at ease. GM is testing a new OnStar service called...Read More»

Texting while driving
Distracted Driving Among Young, Old Drivers Down: Study

Could it be that the message is getting through? A new study by GMAC Insurance reveals that 50 percent of all drivers--and 75 and 72 percent of the youngest and oldest drivers responding--say they’ve completely eliminated use of smartphones while driving. In the 2011 GMAC Insurance National...Read More»

Texting behind the wheel
Ex-DOT Chiefs Want Federal Teen Driving Legislation

With possible legislative action in Congress this summer on a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill this summer, two former U.S. Department of Transportation officials are urging support for the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act, H.R. 1515 and S. 538...Read More»

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Takata, FocusDriven Educate Teens On Distracted Driving

Never heard of Takata? Although it is one of the world’s leading seat belt manufacturers, Takata is a quiet company that prefers to remain behind the scenes, that is until the incidents of teen distracted driving reached today’s epidemic proportions. Searching for a partner to help them...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Proposed Legislation Will Ban Drop-Outs From Driving

Like graduated teen driver's licensing, it sounds simple enough: if you want to get a driver’s license, you need to stay in school. Drop out, and you’ll either be ineligible for driving privileges or you’ll run the risk of having your license revoked. That’s what’s...Read More»

Teen driving
Report: Summer Months Hazardous For Teen Drivers

If you’re the parent of a teen driver, the American Automobile Association has a warning for you: seventy percent of the top-ten deadliest days for teen drivers occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A study of accident data from 2005 to 2009 shows that the summer months of June, July and...Read More»

BMW Don't TXT and Drive campaign
Distracted Driving Gets New Foe in BMW

It’s about time the automakers stepped up to the serious problem of distracted driving due to texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. BMW, in its just-launched national advertising campaign, is putting some money behind the message: “Don’t TXT and Drive.” The BMW ads are...Read More»

Project Ignition
Project Ignition: Teen Drivers Go Peer To Peer For Safety

Judging by headlines and statistics, you’d think the majority of teenage drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. But Project Ignition, which just announced the top ten teen driver safety campaigns for 2010-2011, is out to prove otherwise. Project Ignition is a teen driver safety...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Family Car Advice: Watch Out For Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive driving--call it road rage, if you want--isn't just a danger for the driver losing their temper. It's a problem for everyone they approach and pass, which is why it pays to watch out for aggressive drivers and to know what to do when you encounter one. What is aggressive driving? Being...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Are Americans Too Fat Because We Eat And Drive?

In the realm of the only-partially ridiculous, FamilyCarGuide came across a story in Fast Company to the effect that we can blame driving for why we’re fat in America. Really? You mean I – along with mega-millions of other drivers on the road – have to curtail our Starbucks lattes...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

Ford's Safe Driving Survey
Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The...Read More»

South Carolina crashes Jeep into church
15-Year Old Teen Girl Steals Jeep, Crashes Into Church: Video

Just a couple of days after we reported about teen drivers needing more training behind the wheel, a new video has surfaced showing the extraordinary situation of a teenage girl in a Jeep being chased by police and ultimately ending up crashing into a church last Friday night. The teenage girl...Read More»

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Researchers: Distraction Aside, Teens Need More Driver Training

For new drivers, there's no substitute for serious instruction, in the classroom, on the road, and even on the track. The reason? Safety experts have told us, anecdotally in the past, that one major factor in teen accidents is that a significant portion of accidents chalk up to inexperience...Read More»

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