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…

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…

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