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The statistics are tragic, but true. More Americans die on the nation’s highways during the summer than during any other time of the year. The period between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day sees more drivers on the road, and more deaths related to automobiles. The dangers are real, but so are your chances for survival when you implement strategies that...

Indianapolis -Teenage drivers are likely to face new rules of the road.

The Indiana House approved a bill Wednesday that would make young drivers wait longer and practice more before getting their license. The bill approved 93-6 would also ban those under 18 from using a cell phone behind the wheel. Meredith Marti, 15, is eager to get her driver's license. She's enrolled at Drive Zone in Greenwood. "This will be my first drive lesson. I'...

Teen Driving talk should be part of every pediatrician's regular physical exam

The "are you driving yet?" talk should become part of every pediatrician's regular physical exam for teenagers, experts at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center say. Pediatrician Letitia Dzirasa notes that car accidents kill more 15-to-20-year-olds than any disease, so teenage driving should be considered a risky behavior, in need of as much attention as unprotected...

Allstate Insurance's "Action Against Distraction" Program for safe driving

The sound of tires hitting traffic cones echoed throughout the parking lot at Spanish Springs High School. This course is part of Allstate Insurance's "Action Against Distraction" Program. About two dozen students from various local high schools participated in the training to get a real life understanding of how everyday distractions can take away from safe driving...

Only one-third of people killed in fatal crashes involving teen drivers are the drivers themselves, a new report shows.

Only one-third of people killed in fatal crashes involving teen drivers are the drivers themselves, a new report shows. The other two-thirds of victims are passengers, drivers and occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "For every teen driver killed in a crash, almost twice as many other people die, which underscores the link between teen driver safety and the safety of everyone on the road," Robert L. Darbelnet, AAA...

When Teens Learn to Drive

For a 16-year-old, getting a driver's license feels like earning a passport to freedom. It's one of the first real steps toward adulthood. "When I learned to drive, it meant I could go places without having to depend on my parents to get me there," says Sarah Spool, 19, of Worcester, Mass., a licensed driver for two years. But as the parent of a new driver, you may...

When talking with your teen becomes difficult… step back before moving forward

The best way to ensure that your teenager talks to you is to make sure that, as parents, you share this value or attitude with your child from day one. According to Dr. Yves Beaulieu, psychologist at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, when parents can create a family environment that is warm, nurturing, promotes strong values and talking through problems when their...

The Adolescent Passage...not smooth at all

Adolescence is a difficult time for children. They leave childhood and move to the adult world with all that entails difficulties, worries and turmoil. But children are not the only ones to wonder and worry. Their parents, who see their young adolescence, turn their eyes without being able to intervene. Their little angel, once courteous, gentle and polite, is...

Automobile traffic impact on children's health

Automobile traffic impact on children's health According to a U.S. study, children who live near a road traffic with heavy traffic have reduced lung development which may affect their health as an adult. It is the British medical journal The Lancet, which published the results of a U.S. study conducted in Southern California for eight years, over 3 600 children between 10 and 18 years. Unfortunately, the results...

Midsize & Large Vehicles Protect Teens Best

In the United States, feedback received from nationally recognized driver - passenger injury reports help determine an automobile's potential. Experts say it's almost impossible to determine or even select a "safest" automobile. Their research says too many conditions have to be considered and weighed to be accurate. What you can do is make a few assumptions about...

Parents Are on The Firing Line to control teen's driving

Teen driving is an important hurdle your teenager needs to safely step over. Dealing with the growing pains of your teen driver's adolescence is a hurdle you have to wisely handle. How do you manage both without going crazy? You want your teen driver to "Drive Home Safe" every time out on his or her own. Of course you do, name a parent who doesn't. But your teen's...

Don't Let Your Teenager Drive Without One

For the last 15 years or so, experts urged parents to create for themselves and their teenage drivers, teen driver contracts. They are agreements between parents and teen driver that explain what to expect when the automobile is driven responsibly and unfortunately, which occurs too often, when the automobile is driven by the teen driver irresponsibly. Teen Driving...

Teen Driver Training Chart For Parents

The largest challenge training, and instructing your teenager to drive an automobile is knowing what to do, and when to do it. Your choices how to train a young teen driver to drive an automobile are many... You could teach your future teen driver how to drive an automobile the way you were taught, which is what many parents do. You could enroll your teenager in a...

Graduated Driver License (GDL) programs for young drivers

Graduated Driver License (GDL) programs permit young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges. GDL programs are targeted at teen drivers 17 years old and under. More and more states throughout the United States are rapidly implementing Graduated Driver License (GDL) programs into law. Dramatic declines in teen driver...

Reduce Risk of Teen Driver Crashes, Injury & Deaths; Strategies Available

Parents! Self-Impose House Rules. Use These Guidelines That Work. Clear and concise house rules about safety and use of the automobile are important. Graduated Driver License guidelines provide an effective outline of rules to lay down. States in the U.S. are implementing these rules in growing numbers to save teen lives from automobile accidents. However, sometimes...