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Ex-DOT Chiefs Want Federal Teen Driving Legislation

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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Delay Teen Driving, Save On Insurance?

It’s a headline sure to cause a family revolt – if you have a teenager at or approaching driving age, that is. What parent would go so far as to delay their... read more April 6, 2011 by  1

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Cruze-ing To Vegas: Unique Chevy Twist In Connection With Billboard’s Battle Of The Bands

Recognize names like Grynch, Traphik, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Lightning Love, Decoder and The Cinnamon Fuzz? They’re just six of 18 unsigned bands selected by... read more April 1, 2011 by  0

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U.S. Driver Training Schools – Are They Really That Bad?

When I spotted the press release from Mercedes-Benz about them launching a teen driving academy in the U.S. later this year – and then read Marty Padgett’s blog... read more March 24, 2011 by  2

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Sprint Drive First Aims to Cut Distracted Driving

Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint and the wireless carrier’s widely-recognized TV “face,” took to the stage at the International CTIA WIRELESS – 2011 Show in... read more March 24, 2011 by  1

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Graduated Teen Licensing To Become Federally Mandated?

The days of unrestricted driver's licenses at age 16 are, for the most part, long gone. Yet not all states have acted to reel in teen drivers and help keep them safe. Now... read more March 9, 2011 by  10

Screencap from AT&T's 'The Last Text' documentary

Video: AT&T Debuts 'The Last Text' Documentary To Fight Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should know that texting and driving is a serious problem. Last year alone, nearly 5,500 people died in car accidents caused by distracted drivers, and the... read more December 28, 2010 by  2

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Keeping Teens On Parents’ Policy Safer, More Affordable

If you’ll soon have a new teen driver in the household, you’ve probably already given some thought to what vehicle they’ll be driving. But have you thought... read more October 27, 2010 by  0

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It's Teen Driver Safety Week: Park The Phone And Drive

If you have new drivers or soon-to-be drivers in the house, they're likely the cause of much worry. Inexperience aside, considering the thousands of text messages teens send... read more October 20, 2010 by  1

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As Text-Addicted Teens Take To The Roads, Is More Trouble Ahead?

Unless we make some big changes in attitudes regarding cellphone use, there's trouble ahead. Why? Teens who are going to be of driving age this year or in the next few years... read more October 15, 2010 by  1

Texting while driving

Distracted Driving: LaHood Asks Automakers To Raise Awareness

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has asked automakers to do more to educate drivers on the hazards of talking or texting while driving. Certainly, LaHood and other... read more October 12, 2010 by  0

Teen driving

Graduated Licensing: Does It Defer The Recklessness Of Youth?

While a decade or more ago, teens were dreaming of the day they'd turn 16, get their first wheels, and be more social, today's teens are already connected and social at all... read more September 16, 2010 by  0

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Survey: Teens Admit To Distracted Driving And Know It's Risky

Teens know that talking, texting, and eating while driving are among many dangerous distractions. Despite that, the majority of teens do them, at least occasionally, anyway... read more August 2, 2010 by  6

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Trends: Fewer Teens Buying Cars, Younger Motorists Driving Less

It's the peak of summer-job season. And while in the past savings from teens' summer jobs used to often go towards buying a first used car, today it's more likely to go be... read more July 30, 2010 by  0

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Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too

Teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Right? Well, they still have higher accident rates than teenage girls. But in a new survey, the girls say they speed... read more May 17, 2010 by  8

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from, DoT data analyzed by IIHS

Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3... read more May 10, 2010 by  5


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