Teens

IIHS names the best used cars under $20,000 (and under $10,000) for your teen
IIHS names the best used cars under $20,000 (and under $10,000) for your teen

If you don't have a teen living under your roof, you might not have noticed, but 'tis the season for buying cars for young drivers. Whether they're looking for a gift to suit a high school grad (good luck with that, BTW) or something to send off a college-bound kid, parents across the country are...Read More»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
How to keep your teen from drinking and driving

Roughly one-third of Americans don't get enough sleep, and we have a hunch that many of those fatigued folks are parents of teenagers. When adolescents begin spending more time away from home, in the company of their friends, it can leave adults tossing and turning, waiting for teens to get home...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»

Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart - Don't Text and Drive
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»

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»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
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»

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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»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
Oh Good: Toyota Teams With Teen Vogue To Keep Girls Off The Phone

Hey, ladies: if you liked the BIC Crystal for Her ballpoint pen, you're going to love Toyota's new public awareness campaign for teenage girls! Toyota has teamed up with Teen Vogue to harvest email addresses from teenage consumers spread the word about fashion and hair and makeup and boys and...Read More»

Infographic: 1 in 2 teens consider driving on New Year's Eve very dangerous
1.5 Million Teens Will Drive Under The Influence Tonight: Infographic

As a percentage of the U.S. population, the number of teens who drive has been declining. However, there are still 13,000,000 licensed drivers under the age of 20 -- and according to a recent study, over one in ten of them will drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol tonight. The study was...Read More»

Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart - Don't Text and Drive
Teens Drive More Dangerously With Other Teens In The Car

If you're the parent of a teenage driver, your biggest fear may be letting your kid drive alone. But according to AAA, there's a bigger danger: letting your kid drive with other teens. In advance of Teen Driver Safety Week (October 14 - 21), AAA has released some startling statistics uncovered by...Read More»

DriveScribe, a digital driving coach
DriveScribe App Coaches Teen Drivers & Offers Big Rewards

If you're a parent, you know that having a teenage driver in the house can keep you up at night. You wish you could be with your kids all the time to make sure their inexperience doesn't have fatal consequences. Of course, that's completely impractical -- not to mention unhealthy. At some point...Read More»

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July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

In the U.S., traffic fatalities have reached record lows. Unfortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that car crashes are still the #1 killer of Americans age 1 to 34. But wait, it gets worse: historically speaking, one of the worst days for traffic fatalities is next Wednesday...Read More»

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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»

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»