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Teen Drivers

Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Kate Carr | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver's license brings freedom and a new level o...

The Snapchat Distracted Driving Lawsuit: What Legal and Moral Responsibilities do App Manufacturers Have With Respect to Distracted Driving?

Joel Feldman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

What is different about the "Snapchat distracted driving lawsuit?"  It is because not only was the distracted driver sued, but also Snapchat, the manufacturer of the app the driver was using at the time of the crash. 

A Gift for the Holidays That Your Children Can Live With

Joel Feldman | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

We all have seen drivers talking on phones, texting, eating, applying make-up and doing a number of other activities that take their eyes off the road and minds off driving. We criticize those drivers for what they are doing, yet are guilty of driving distracted ourselves and often with those that we love most in the car.

Distracted Driving Causes More Than Half Of All Teen Crashes, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

“Keep your eyes on the road, kids.” It’s hardly a new warning, but according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, ...

Illinois' Wall of Fame: The State's Best Designations

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's easy to get bogged down thinking about all of the things wrong with Illinois: $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, a $9 billion deficit and a history of government corruption and inefficiency.

Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Logging 50 hours of supervised driving time, an Illinois requirement, takes a lot of time, patience and courage. Now is the time to take advantage of your motivated and captive audience and make clear everything you think is important about driving.

Illinois Is the Third-Best State for Teen Drivers

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Something teenagers do every day is also the thing that kills more of them every year than anything else: driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19-year olds, with more car accidents among that cohort of drivers than any other.

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree When It Comes To Driving

Deborah Hersman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week -- the perfect time to examine whether we are being good role models and teaching our teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads.

Say What?

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.

Teens Pump The Brakes On Getting Their Driver's Licenses

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Tanya Kurepina, New Trie...

States Take Action to Reduce Distracted Driving

Kendell Poole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kendell Poole

Distracted driving isn't a new issue, but dealing with texting and other technology use that takes eyes and minds off the road is a great concern to those who work in the field of highway safety.

Are Old Drivers Really The Problem?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.

Parents Are Not the Best Role Models for Teen Drivers

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The next time you hear that Bing! when you're behind the wheel, think about the behavior you're modeling for your kids before you reach for your phone. Live like your kids are watching. Because they are.

From Bangkok to California, a Self-Proclaimed Coward's Tale

Kristie Ko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Kristie Ko

Following my graduation, my family traveled to Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore in order to, as my parents put it, "learn about family history and immerse ourselves in the culture."

I'm With Stupid: Camouflage So Effective That Drivers Can't See It

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

There was no way I could ignore this story. I had to break my rule for this one. I'm completely in awe. To quote another Montana state trooper, "This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen."

WATCH: Think A Trip To The Dentist Is Scary? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet.

Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents

Think a trip to the dentist is scary in itself? Imagine if the dentist were distracted from his job by texts, photos or a favorite tune. (Oh, sorry, i...

What DIstracts You Most While Driving? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.26.2012 | Teen

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, and a new study offers insight into the top factors causing distraction for teens on th...

Whoa! 1 In 5 Teens Get Their License Without Taking Driver's Ed

Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

Most of us associate getting a driver's license with the completion of a driver's education program, but a new study reports that not as many teens ar...

'I Couldn't Stop Thinking About A Total Stranger'

| Matt Heckler | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young people. W...

What Parents Should Do To Keep Teen Drivers Safe | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents

It's one of the toughest conversations you'll ever have with your teen, and it has nothing to do with birds and bees. Talking to your kids about drivi...

Would it Kill You to Use Your Turn Signal?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Like a reformed smoker who is overly sensitive -- and obnoxious -- to those still smoking, I am suddenly hyperaware of the dangers lurking behind the wheel of all the cars around me.