Tag Archives: distracted driving

Mindful Driving: Simple Intentions for Coping with Stress on the Road

[Written by contributing writer Amy Tarczynski.] Mindfulness. Perhaps you know about it, or maybe it’s that term you have heard thrown around in your yoga class. If you’re not yet familiar, it’s a simple concept. Basically, it’s about bringing your attention to the current moment and simply recognizing what is going on around you and […]

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Hands off your phone! The distracted driving law is getting tougher in California

Recently, a new law was signed in by California Governor Jerry Brown, which makes it ‘an offense to drive while holding and operating a cellphone or electronic communications device’. What does this mean? It means that if you so much as pick up your phone while driving, you’ll be breaking the law. Here’s what you need to […]

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Parents: Tools to help your teen resist using their phone while driving

[This article is being published in support of National Teen Driver Safety Week. If you have any comments or have a story to share about this topic, please send them to email@edriving.com.] Teenagers live an ‘always-on’ lifestyle. Whether calling, texting, using social media or taking selfies, many teens barely go a few minutes without tapping […]

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Lead by example: A parent’s guide to modeling good driving behavior

[This article is being published in support of National Teen Driver Safety Week. If you have any comments or have a story to share about this topic, please send them to email@edriving.com.] Do you know how long you have been teaching your child about driving? From the moment your child began to observe the world […]

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Texting and Driving: Some New Thoughts

[In honor of Teen Driver Safety Week, we're handing the keys over to contributing writer (and Actual Teen) Amy Tarczynski!] Texting and driving is bad. You already know this because you’ve watched the videos and maybe even read the statistics. Most of us admit it’s bad, and a lot of the time we don’t actually […]

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Guest Post! Teens in the Car: What’s Most Distracting (and What Can We Do About It)?

[Please enjoy this guest post by Fay W! Thanks, Fay!] When it comes to teens in the car, are there significant differences between male and female drivers? Does gender really impact driving performance? Some common failures of new drivers include: Poor judgment, with recklessness and inability to recognize and assess risks Inexperience, with lack 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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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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Apocalypse in Texas and Other Dangers

I can’t confirm whether or not a Texas apocalypse is underway, but one man can. Clayton Todd Earthman, 24, is certain that doomsday is coming. To prepare, he’s been taking a lot of drugs, keeping his guns close, and garnering chemicals in case he needs to make a bomb. Earthman’s provisions were discovered on Wednesday […]

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New Bill to Convict Drivers for Pedestrian Fatalities

What would you think if more than half of the drunk drivers who were found at fault for injuring or killing a pedestrian weren’t prosecuted and didn’t even have their licenses revoked? Our culture generally has little tolerance for drunk driving. Drunk drivers can be fined and have their licenses suspended in California, even if they aren’t over […]

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