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Your Parents Lied To You: Driving Myths Debunked

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Mom and Dad mean well. Really, they do. But as you’ve probably suspected for a while – dating back to the time when you went swimming right after you ate a cheeseburger and weren’t seized by horrible, horrible cramps that caused you to drown – some of the scary warnings that your parents have given you aren’t entirely […]

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Why We Use Crash, Not Accident, When Talking About Collisions

If you’ve ever had someone tell you about crashing their car, or if you’ve ever spoken about getting into a collision yourself, the conversation probably began with these words: “I was in an accident.” Whether it’s a story in the news or a personal anecdote, most people tend to use “accident” when talking about a […]

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“The Driving Dead” and 6 More Shocking, Funny, and Unforgettable Safe Driving PSAs

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To improve road safety, there are several things we can do. First, we can pass new laws or strengthen the laws that already exist in order to discourage dangerous driving behaviors. Second, we can improve how these laws are enforced by hiring more peace officers or making certain offenses a higher priority.

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Drivers Ed Meets Pop Music: The History of Teen Crash Songs

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If there’s one thing that everyone who’s ever taken a drivers ed course is familiar with, it’s those movies. You know the ones. A crash survivor remembers the friend who wasn’t so lucky. A grieving parent mourns the child they’ll never see again. A critically-injured driver recalls the bad decision that left them disabled for […]

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Recall Alert! Are Your Air Bags Safe?

This week, millions of Americans have been asking themselves “are my air bags safe?” after the Department of Transportation announced the largest motor vehicle recall in the nation’s history. This recall is meant to address severe defects in several types of air bags manufactured by Takata, the fourth largest air bag maker in the world.

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Beat the Heat: Dehydrated Driving is Dangerous Driving

You know those movies where someone’s lost in the desert, desperate for anything that could slake their thirst? It’s a situation that always seems to reduce people to the same desperate condition: staggering, clumsy, unable to think clearly, even seeing things that aren’t there. Now, instead of alone on some sandy dune, picture this same parched […]

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Infographic: Trends in Teen Driver Safety

Did you know that it’s National Teen Driver Safety Week? At DriversEd.com, basically every single week is devoted to teen driver safety. So naturally we couldn’t miss this opportunity to talk about helping teens be safer drivers. Trends in Teen Driver Safety Let’s begin with facts and figures. Check out the infographic below to see […]

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Oh, Deer! Beware of Animals in the Road

It’s deer season, and drivers should take extra care to avoid hitting animals in the road from now through January. The number of collisions with deer is especially high during this period (and the worst in November) because it’s the season for deer breeding and migration. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, collisions with […]

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Parents: Participate in National Teen Driver Safety Week this October

On behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety October is a month of holiday fun and safe driving awareness October is not only a month for tricks and treats, it is also a time to talk to young drivers about behind-the-wheel safety. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes […]

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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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