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Wake-Up Call: 7 Shocking Road Rage Statistics You Didn’t Know

7 Shocking Road Rage Statistics

As a driver, you’ve likely run into – figuratively speaking, we hope – road rage. Perhaps you’ve even been a road rage victim, yourself. Unfortunately, road rage or aggressive driving are exceptionally common, and we might even have driven aggressively, ourselves. Here are seven shocking road rage statistics you may never have heard. 1. 53% […]

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Parking Lot Safety: What New Drivers Need to Know

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Driving in a parking lot doesn’t seem like it should be that hard. After all, cars go slowly, the lanes are clearly marked, and there aren’t a lot of driving rules or traffic controls to worry about. But in fact, parking lot crashes account for 14% of all insurance claims, and some research suggests that […]

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What Safe Driving Resolutions Are You Making for 2018?

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Most of us spend a great deal of time in our car. And frankly, we may not always drive as courteously or safely as we should, which puts ourselves and others in danger. As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, let’s resolve to actively curb dangerous driving behaviors. Not a fan of making […]

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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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