teen driver safety News

Teens Urged to ‘Flip the Script’ on Parents This Teen Driver Safety Week

Four-in-10 parents of teen drivers don’t talk to their kids about safe driving on a regular basis. That factoid, says survey sponsor Allstate, could be an incentive for teens to “flip the script” and spearhead the conversation with their parents …

Visits to Intensive Care Unit and Morgue May Boost Teens’ Driver Education

Teens who took a supplemental drivers’ education program — including tours of emergency rooms, intensive care units and a morgue — showed greater awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, a Baylor University …

Money Talks When Getting Teens to Stop Texting While Driving

Show them the money! Teens who text while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when offered financial incentives such as auto insurance apps that monitor driving behavior and reward good drivers with discounts. According …

Study Finds Teen Drivers Ignore Texting Bans; Urges Bans on Hand-held Calls

State laws banning hand-held cellphone calls while driving can be effective in reducing teens’ hand-held conversations while driving, but texting bans are not effective in reducing texting while driving, according to a new study. The study, led by the Center …

New York Launches New Effort to Increase Teen Driver Safety

New York state is launching a new effort to reduce teen driver deaths and injuries. Timed to coincide with high school proms, spring dances and graduations, the campaign includes public awareness and stepped up law enforcement near high schools around …

New York State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed at Teen Drivers

New York State Police are launching a traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers. “The Empty Chair” driving safety campaign starts Monday and runs through Friday. The empty chair symbolizes the missing high school senior on graduation …

North Carolina’s Teen Driving Log Results in Fewer Fatalities, More Violations

The numbers of teen driving deaths and injuries have fallen in North Carolina but moving violations are up since the state’s General Assembly imposed new requirements on young drivers and their parents before teens can drive fully on their own, …

Teens Know Drinking, Texting Risks But Don’t Always Drive Like They Do

From drinking or texting while driving to using a designated driver, there is a disconnect between what teenagers acknowledge as risky behavior and what they actually admit to doing behind the wheel, according to a survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance …

North Carolina Drag Racer Turns Grief Over Sons’ Deaths Into Teen Safety Program

During a time when he was consumed with grief, an area man turned to a project to help others avoid the pain he was going through. Doug Herbert, a professional drag racer and owner of Doug Herbert Performance Parts, lost …

Teen Drivers Getting in Fewer Accidents in Massachusetts

Massachusetts state officials say the number of accidents involving newly licensed teenage drivers has dropped by half since 2007 when Massachusetts boosted the amount of training required of young drivers and stiffened penalties for traffic infractions. Drivers age 16 and …