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Teen Driving

Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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.

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

Thanksgiving Travel Turns Into Tragedy

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Deborah Hersman

If our everyday lives are hectic, then the holidays are doubly so. How many times have you stayed up late cleaning, packing or worse -- driving through the night to get to your destination to "start your vacation?"

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.

15 More Things To Add To Your Teenage Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 08.14.2014 | Teen

Give yourselves a pat on the back, guys -- teens are working harder today than ever before (but you already knew that). The problem is, between attend...

In an Instant

Deborah Hersman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

By taking the data on the leading causes of unintentional death by age, a curious thing happens. Three peaks of heightened risk become apparent, helping us identify more dangerous times in our lives.

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.

The One Rite Of Passage I Won't Take Part In

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When it came time to teach my 16-year-old daughter to drive, the division of parental duties was a clear and obvious choice: My husband would do it and all parties involved would do their utmost to keep me as uninformed as possible. Trust me, it's better this way.

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...

Why I'm Not Buying a New Car Anytime Soon

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've come to the conclusion that I don't need all the latest new "stuff" on a car. Maybe it's maturity or frugality. I much prefer the freedom of not owing money on a car. But that's just one reason.

From a Recent College Graduate: How to Stop Teenage Texting and Driving

Bradley Bermont | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Bradley Bermont

Even after years of statistical inundation, it took a lot more than numbers to stop me from texting and driving.

At NASCAR I Keep My Eyes on the Road, or Else

Ben Rhodes | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ben Rhodes

When I fire up the engine in my race car, I focus 100 percent on the task at hand: bringing home a win. As a race car driver, if you are not focused, you can go from winning to wrecking out your car in a split second.

For Parents, When It Comes to Our Teens, This Little Thing Is a Lot Bigger Than We Think

Steven Sorenson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Steven Sorenson

When your spouse sends a text asking what you need at the grocery store and you seamlessly look away from the road for a moment to type "milk," it seems like a victimless crime. And it is, until that one time you react a second too late and lives change forever.

Lessons from the Driver's Seat

Wendy Berk | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Wendy Berk

Yesterday while on a short drive with my daughter, I had a revelation. Although I'm hoping that she'll be a safe driver when she gets behind the wheel, I realized that I wasn't setting a very good example.

Driving Young, Driving Distracted

Daniel V. McGehee, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Daniel V. McGehee, PhD

Contrary to expectations, however, our research and that of others is beginning to show that cell phones are not necessarily the most dangerous distraction for teens. The most lethal form of distraction may be teen passengers.

Why Crashes Don't Happen in a ‘Blink of an Eye'

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

When driving while distracted, you rob yourself of this time cushion. You miss relevant cues, and then, in what you think of as a "blink of an eye," you are in a crash that could have been avoided.

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.20.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Look, I hear this all the time: "I want to respect my children's privacy, but I also want to keep tabs on them." OK, I get it. Kids need their privacy...

How My Daughter Drove Me To Early Stage Empty Nest Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

August marks the start of a painful time in the lives of some mid-lifers: The Empty Nest Syndrome. It's when our kids pack up and leave our homes for ...

Jack Kerouac, Come Home

Peter Weddle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Peter Weddle

We are responsible for giving our kids their faith in America's open road. It's our job to authenticate the feasibility of their dream -- one that is even better than ours -- and we have not done so.

Teens and Cars Can Drive You Crazy

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Just reading the words teens and cars in the same sentence probably sends you reaching for an antacid. Unfortunately, that queasy feeling is well founded. The privilege of driving is costly, and teen driving can be dangerous.

Brilliant Bottom-Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Susie Spain

In September, kids are mostly on their best behavior, or sort of. By October, they start finding their way into challenging and dangerous situations like drinking and driving.

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Luke Pamer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen
Luke Pamer

Before being introduced to The Buried Life, I was a 15-year-old kid who wanted to grow up to be a sportswriter. Now I'm an 18-year-old young adult dedicated to living my dreams, facing my fears, and helping others do the same.

The #1 Thing Teen Drivers Need To Watch Out For

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

WASHINGTON -- A teenage driver's risk of dying in an accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car, and plummets when there's ...

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...