Using Your Phone While Driving? Putting the Brakes on Distracted Driving

Originally published at yourteenmag.com By Sandra Gordon It used to be fiddling with the car radio that distracted drivers. Today, glance around at any red light, and you’ll see a different problem—drivers on their phones checking email or using Spotify. A 2017 survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that
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16 and Safe?

Has your teen recently reached that milestone of 16 candles?  That special time of celebration for any teen – later curfews, more opportunities, and finally obtaining the coveted driver’s license – a first taste of freedom in their journey to adulthood.  But this freedom comes with the responsibility of being a safe citizen on our
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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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App Comparison

There are a number of apps available to parents, which are used to monitor the whereabouts of their teens and adolescents. Though all the tracking apps appear to be equal, unfortunately that is far from being accurate. How does MaTrack compare with some of the popular tracking apps you may wonder? We have made a
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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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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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10 Items Your Teen Should Have In Their Trunk

  Don’t let your teen hit the road without packing them an emergency kit to keep in the trunk. We will provide you with some ideas but feel free to customize and add things you think they might need.A small duffle bag will fit these items inside just fine. Please comment and tell us how
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Highway Driving Made Simple

Driving on the highway for the first time can be nerve racking, which is why it’s common for new drivers to only navigate local roads until they gain enough real-world experience to venture onto the interstate. Once a new driver is ready to take on a highway, being fully prepared can help a beginner make
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5 Tips on Talking Teen Driving

How can you help your young adult become a safer driver? Here are five tips to help you talk to your child about safe driving: Be confident. Know that you can positively influence your young driver’s behavior behind the wheel. Set a good example. Be a safe driver yourself (if you are not already). Studies show that
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