Distracted Driving Causes 6 in 10 Teen Crashes The disturbing results of a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that more than half of all teen crashes involve driver distraction. A recent Huffington Post article reported on the research. Distracted driving was found to be a factor in 58 percent of…

Tween Seat-Belt Usage Campaign The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) first-ever National Tween Seat Belt Safety Advertising campaign. The campaign slogan encourages parents to “Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up.” Not only is it absolutely essential for tweens to be…

Impact Teen Drivers in Santa Maria On Thursday night, Kelly Browning, executive director of Impact Teen Drivers, gave a safety presentation to teens and adults in Santa Maria. Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk reported on the presentation that was aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving among teens. Browning opened the presentation with a…

CHP’s Life Saving Lessons for Teen Drivers It’s no secret that distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic in California and across the U.S. It should also come as no surprise that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is actively trying to educate teen drivers and change the current culture of distracted driving across the state. They…

National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready to publicize their annual safety campaign aimed at teen drivers. National Teen Driver Safety Week will be from October 19-25, 2014. Since car accidents are the leading cause of death for 14 to 18-year-olds in the U.S., this is…

Focusing on Teen Driver Safety Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. Per mile driven, teen drivers, between the ages of 16 and 19, are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be involved in a fatal crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

CHP’s “Start Smart” Program for Teen Drivers Fran Clader, the Director of Communications for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), recently issued a press release about the “Start Smart” teen driving program. This program is designed to address new-driver issues for both teenagers and their parents. This free course is offered by the California Highway Patrol…

National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hopes to bring awareness to issues that can help keep teenagers safe on the roadways during National Teen Driver Safety Week. The Campaign will run from October 20th to the 26th. Since many fatal crashes involving teen drivers are preventable, it’s important…

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