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What’s the Best Age to Start Teaching My Teen to Drive?

[By DriversEd.com Contributing Writer Christina Tynan-Wood] Is a five-year-old too young to learn to drive? When my daughter, Ava, was five, she got behind the wheel of a pink, battery-powered Barbie car. Everything she knew about driving, she’d learned from watching cartoons. So she closed her eyes, floored it, whipped the steering wheel back and […]

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The Best Defense: Preparing to Share the Road with Self-Driving Cars

The promise of self-driving cars is that they’ll make the roads safer. Because they can constantly obey the rules of safe driving, avoid conflict by communicating with one another directly, and eliminate the potential for driver error, self-driving vehicles are seen by manufacturers, experts, and safety regulators as a game-changer when it comes to reducing the risk of […]

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The Road to Self-Driving Cars: California Releases New Rules

Self-driving cars are getting closer to reality every day, but before people can start using them, the governments and agencies that oversee the roads are going to have to set some rules for how they should be used. Will drivers have the ability to take control? How will they share the road with other drivers? […]

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There’s No One at the Wheel! Can We Trust Self-Driving Cars?

In recent years, vehicle engineers and manufacturers have introduced a number of technologies designed to make driving safer and easier, and perhaps none has generated as much interest as Google’s Self-Driving Car Project. While other new technologies can reduce the risk of certain dangerous mistakes, such as drifting from your lane, tailgating, and backing up unsafely, […]

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Check out the new car wraps on DriversEd.com’s training vehicles!

As you probably already know, DriversEd.com went through a massive upgrade. We made all our online courses compatible with mobile and tablet devices, updated graphics and animations in the courses, and redesigned our whole website. While we were at it, we also prettied up our BMW MINI Cooper and Countryman training vehicles with some new […]

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Are Sports Cars Drivers Jerks?

Do people have an innate sense of carte blanche when they’re driving sports cars? Should we just chalk up the entitlement to human nature? Nothing really says power on the road like a V-double digit engine. The horsepower makes a driver feel powerful. And yes, people in power don’t necessarily have the best reputations for […]

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Driving styles that drive us crazy

There are certain driving styles that drive us crazy! No one is perfect. At DriversEd.com, we make sure to think of others on the road every single day. In addition to covering our bases with updated rules and refreshers, we also try to practice common courtesy and common sense, which the following types of drivers do […]

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Preparing Your Teen Driver for the Road

Watching a newly licensed teen driver climb into the driver’s seat can be nerve-wracking business. If your teen is about to begin earning their license, you’ll want to make sure they’ll be ready to get behind the wheel. Before your teen starts driving, follow these tips from The Simple Dollar on how to prepare your […]

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Master Parallel Parking with In-Car Driving Lessons

Does this situation seem familiar to you? Have you ever been subjected to the mockery, pity, and/or warmhearted support of total strangers watching you utterly fail at parallel parking? DEVELOPING: Nation Gathers Around Area Man Trying To Parallel Park onion.com/1aEUfdE — The Onion (@TheOnion) May 30, 2013 If you’re saying, “Geez, The Onion, stop writing […]

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Hands-free Texting is as Dangerous as Manual Texting

Now that drivers can use voice-to-text applications, the dangers of driving while texting are old news, right? Not really, unfortunately. It turns out that both manual and hands-free texting result in double the lag time that it takes drivers to react to basic driving conditions, such as a change in the traffic light from red […]

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