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Teen Driving

The Seventh Anniversary of My Daughter Casey's Death - Grateful for the Opportunity to Use a Tragedy as a Catalyst for Positive Change

Joel Feldman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

On July 17th, 2009, my 21-year old daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. On every anniversary of her death I inevitably think back to tha...

3 Insurance Discounts For Parents Of Teen Drivers

Robert Harrow | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Robert Harrow

Auto insurance companies hate the risk these drivers create and they force you to pay for it. There are , however, ways to mitigate the cost of adding your child onto your insurance policy. The following three discounts can save parents hundreds of dollars every year on their premiums.

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...

Teens Don't Want Driverless Cars -- And That Might Be Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology

Cars of the future may drive themselves, but teenagers aren't excited to give up their keys. A full 72 percent of American high schoolers said they do...

High-Tech Ways to Spy on Your Teen Driver

NerdWallet | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

Many parents of newly licensed teenagers worry about their children's safety, and with good reason. According to the most recent study by the Centers ...

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

Should Young Drivers Stay On Their Parents' Auto Policy or Get Their Own?

Laura Adams | Posted 08.18.2016 | Money
Laura Adams

There comes a time in most young drivers' lives when they have to ask themselves an important question: Should I get my own car insurance policy or add myself to the one my parents already have? A new study suggests the latter option is the way to go.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

Summer Months Bring Higher Death Rate for Teen Drivers and It's Not Only Distracted Driving

Sue Scheff | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Sue Scheff

If you had to choose for your teen to drive through an icy winter storm or an 80-degree "not-a-cloud-in-the-sky" day, which would you prefer? If you're like most, you'll probably put your trust in the warm summer day as opposed to the blistery winter one. Now, ask yourself the same question after reading the following statistic.

Robotic Driving: OK With You?

Jay Winsten | Posted 05.08.2016 | Technology
Jay Winsten

Ten years from now, the world will be smack in the middle of a historic transition in the relationship between car and driver, as robotic operating systems increasingly take charge of monitoring the roadway, executing lane changes, controlling steering and braking, sharing data with nearby vehicles and surrounding infrastructure, and -- above all -- avoiding crashes.

1 In 5 Accidents Are Caused By Drowsy Driving. This Group Intends To Get That Number To Zero.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Most of us know by now that drowsy driving proves just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, it may come as a surprise that it's not truck drivers w...

Catching My Breath -- Teaching My Transgender Son to Drive

Mary J. Moss | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary J. Moss

As I look back on my life full of obstacles, I vividly remember the moments of overcoming them instead of the strife they caused. I hope as my son grows he will feel the same. The moment of pride and joy received when achieving a goal especially when others doubted your success can never be duplicated.

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.

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.