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Teen Drivers Might Benefit Most From Assisted Driving Technology: IIHS

Crash avoidance features and teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent or mitigate up to three-quarters of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. “We know these technologies don’t stop 100 …

Today’s Teens Are in No Rush to Start Driving

Michael Andretti has a 21-year-old son with zero interest in obtaining a driver’s license. Rideshare apps get him where he wants to go. In New Jersey, the 16-year-old daughter of a local short track racer took a five-minute driving lesson …

Teens and Seniors More Likely to Drive Less Safe Cars

Teen drivers and drivers 65 years and older – two age groups at a higher risk of being involved in an automobile accident – are more likely to be driving vehicles that are less safe, putting them at even higher …

Teen Crash Risk Highest First 3 Months After Getting License

Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous three months on a learner’s permit, suggests a study led …

Sports Play Beats Age as Indicator of New Drivers’ Ability: Study

Novice male teen drivers are better than new male drivers in their 20s and male and female students who play sports are better new drivers than those who do not participate in organized sports. Video game experience, on the other …

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 …

Teens Who Use Phones While Driving Also Prone to Other Risky Behaviors

American teens who use their smartphones when they’re behind the wheel are also more likely to participate in other dangerous driving behaviors, like speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to wear a seat belt, according …

Older Teen Drivers Remain High Risk for Crashes Despite Graduated Licensing Laws: Report

While states have made progress in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and deaths over the past decade, teen drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts, and teen-involved crash deaths …

How Much Teen Drivers Add to Parents’ Auto Insurance Bill by State

Teenagers are risky drivers who are very expensive to insure but rates for insuring teens have come down, according to a report from online auto insurance site insuranceQuotes. The study found that U.S. families who add a young driver to …

Focus Is on Teens in Missouri Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign

Stressing the financial consequences resulting from an auto accident, the Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing on distracted driving and teens in its latest safety campaign. The department’s MO Eyes on the Road campaign PSA features a teen whose insurance …