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3 Things I Learned After Taking eDriving’s One More Second Defensive Driving Course

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[Amy Tarczynski, eDriving's contributing teen writer, details her driving experience since completing One More Second.] I screamed in my car the other day when I was driving. It wasn’t a yell, and it wasn’t an “AHH!”  It was a full-bellied shriek. My voice probably scared my passenger more than the inciting incident did. Here’s what […]

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Teen Blogger Jett Roberts Picks up Defensive Driving Tips in his Interview with a DriversEd.com Instructor

DriversEd.com’s newest teen blogger Jett Roberts, 16, is a junior at Bishop O’ Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He’s in the process of getting his drivers license, and currently drives under adult supervision with a California permit. Jett says: “I’ve been driving for almost four months now, and I love it! I went through […]

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One More Second: A Teen’s Review of eDriving’s New Defensive Driving Course

[eDriving's contributory teen writer Amy Tarczynski reviews eDriving's new defensive driving course, One More Second.] 1.2 million people die every year in road crashes. I know that’s terrifying, but scary numbers like that tend to fly right over my head. So, when I was asked to try out eDriving’s new online defensive driving course, One […]

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Facts About Distracted Driving: Tips From a Teen

[Written by eDriving's contributing teen writer Amy Tarczynski, who shares some key facts about distracted driving, along with her personal advice for staying focused on the road. Read Amy's last article about getting her drivers license.] April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year, especially, road safety ought to be everyone’s top priority. 2016 brought a staggering 40,000 […]

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Safe Driving Tips As The Clocks Go Back

The long light evenings of summer have come to an end and it’s time to exchange that air conditioning button for your car’s heating control. Yes, at 2 a.m. this Sunday (November 6), we officially say goodbye to summertime as the clocks go back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2016 and a return […]

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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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How Much Do Distraction, Emotion, and Other Unsafe Behaviors Increase Driving Risk?

In drivers ed classes, you hear a lot about the dangerous things you can do as a driver that will make you more likely to get into a crash. But just how dangerous are they? Unfortunately, we can usually only answer this question indirectly, by looking at the crash data compiled by the National Highway […]

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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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Driving Under the Influence: The Dangers of Marijuana-impaired Driving

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve examined the issue of driving under the influence, discussing the role of strict laws in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road and looking at some new approaches to keeping people from driving when they’re intoxicated. But as we consider some potential solutions, we also have to […]

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