During the carefree summer months, it’s not surprising to find many teens hanging by the pool, shopping at the mall or catching the latest blockbuster. However, these carefree summer months aren’t without its dangers, as they have actually been nicknamed "the 100 deadliest days for drivers."
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The 100 Deadliest Days for Drivers
June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment
February 11, 2011 · 1 Comment
In the last two decades, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has provided insights never before available into brain functioning. Scientists now know that the decision-making portion of a teenager’s brain is not mature and that the impulse control portion of the brain does not physically mature until about the age of 25.
February 09, 2011 · 2 Comments
When taking your teenager out for a practice drive, you will want to coach your child to assess and manage driving risks. The following are some tips you can use as a guideline
February 02, 2011 · No Comments
Follow the Virginia Department of Education’s required 45-hour Teen/Parent Driving Guide and enjoy your time together and have fun. This can be a great bonding opportunity for you and your teen, just be sure to focus on the driving task and leave your family issues at home. Make sure you clear your own schedule and mark your calendar for consistent practice driving times to set aside with your teen. Try to designate and pre-determine a place to practice to establish a comfortable routine. While driving, let your teenager know you care about his or her safety while practicing and stay calm, rational, upbeat and engaged during the practice drive.
January 24, 2011 · 2 Comments
As the parent of a teenager learning to drive, you are likely to be concerned about the welfare and safety of your child. The following are two major steps to take in teaching your child to drive.
January 07, 2011 · No Comments
With freedom, comes responsibility. How do you teach a 16 year old to be safe and courteous behind the wheel of an automobile? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to teach your teenager the responsibilities of driving. Driver education at its best is a team effort involving schools, communities, students and families.
January 03, 2011 · No Comments
Other motorists unintentionally cause 3 out of 4 truck-involved deaths. Because of their size and weight, large trucks need more distance to stop and require additional lanes when making wide turns at intersections. About 35 percent of all truck-involved fatalities occur in the blind spots, around the front, back and sides of the truck that cause smaller vehicles to momentarily “disappear” from the truck driver’s sight.
December 22, 2010 · 1 Comment
We’ve all been guilty of inattentive driving at some point in our lives. Whether you are distracted by the playful banter of your friends in the back seat, or your toddler’s vociferous demands for that must have toy or treat, as driver’s we should always be mindful of focusing our attention to the task at hand – driving safely.
December 15, 2010 · No Comments
Whether it’s during rush hour traffic or a weekend excursion destination that you are all too eager to get to, at some point you’ll find yourself behind a slower driver. Have you ever wondered what the safe driving distance between your car and the car in front of you should be? Here are some driving tips to help you keep a safe driving distance from the car in front of you:
December 10, 2010 · No Comments
Are you a new teen driver who is learning to drive or has recently completed a driving instruction class? As a new teen driver, learning to drive can be both exciting and scary. For many of you, this is often the first time you have been entrusted with a real world responsibility whose mismanagement or abuse can have very real adult consequences. With this in mind, we have compiled some useful driving tips for teens and hope you will incorporate them into your driving routine.