The Dangers of Teenage Driving: Top 10 Risky Behaviors

By Dana Baker-Willams  Originally published at yourteenmag.com   The teenage years are an exciting time with new independence, later curfews and a physical independence in the form of a car—whether it’s as a new driver or as a passenger in a friend’s car.  It’s a time that can be both liberating and frightening for parents.
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Think Before Speeding

Speeding is very tempting for new drivers. Teens are testing the waters and trying to gain life experience. Some mistakes can be made up for, and sadly, some can not. The consequences for speeding can be severe, including death. Teens in the United States die in driving accidents  at twice the rate of teens in
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3 Insurance Discounts for Parents of Teen Drivers

The moment your child begins driving a car is a major milestone. Unfortunately, it can be a costly one. Adding an extra driver has some unavoidable costs, such as paying more for gas or potentially having to buy a new car. Adding a young and inexperienced driver is also going to raise your insurance rates.
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7 Ways to Keep Your Teen Out of Trouble This Summer

“Summertime and the living is easy…” Well, not when you have teens and especially not if you work outside the home. The transition from school to summertime provides new opportunities for teens—and it can be challenging for some adolescents to cope with the change. Studies show that teens who haven’t tried drugs or alcohol are
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Fewer Riders Means Safer Teen Driving

Adult drivers may have few problems focusing on the road with passengers in the vehicle, but for teenage drivers, passengers can prove a deadly distraction, with each additional passenger increasing the risk of a crash, studies show. “A teen driver driving by himself or herself is twice as likely to have a fatal collision as
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Would You Know If Your Teen Was Drinking and Driving?

The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991,* but more can be done. Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Teen drivers are 3 times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal
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1st Arrest for Drunk Driving

https://www.facebook.com/family1st.io In the United States, the first laws against operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol went into effect in New York in 1910. In 1936, Dr. Rolla Harger, a professor of biochemistry and toxicology, patented the Drunkometer. In 1953, Robert Borkenstein, a former Indiana state police captain and university professor and
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Worst Road Accidents in US History

Worst Road Accidents in US History The worst bus accident in American history occurred on May 14, 1988. First Assembly of God Church in Radcliffe, KY sponsored a youth trip to King’s Island amusement park on a former school bus. Outside of Carrollton, KY, at around 11PM, a black Toyota pick-up truck, driven by an
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Causa Cannabis

Recreational-use marijuana sales become legal January 1st onwards in California. While the news brings cheers to many, it also brings along a bundle of worries to some-  law enforcement and traffic safety officials. DUI or Driving Under Influence is not about booze alone, it can be under the influence of any illegal drugs, prescription medication
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