The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about their upcoming New Year initiative to get the word out about Teen Driver Safety. Officials with the NHTSA want parents to know that the New Year is a great time to help teens become better drivers. With holidays winding down and teens…

National Teen Driver Safety Week The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready to publicize their annual Teen Driver Safety Week campaign. This year, Teen Driver Safety Week will run from October 18th though the 24th. Since traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 14 and…

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…

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