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Parents, Give Your Teen the Gift of Knowledge This National Teen Driver Safety Week

Talking. It’s the most important think you can do to help your teen be a safe driver.

Parents, what’s on your to-do list for this week? We have a recommendation for your first task: Talk to your teen about their driving behavior on the road. Why? Drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. And because of this dangerous trend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National […]

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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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How Much Does a Car Crash REALLY Cost?

The assumption: if you get into a collision, it’s going to cost you a few bucks. The reality:  it’s more than just “a few”.

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5 Crash Avoidance Tips You Won’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

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Yes, we realize that we are in the Driver’s Ed business – you should still take one of our courses, even though we’re going to give you some pro tips in this post. Driving is a skill, and like any skill, certain things are only learned from experience. We’re going to save you a bit […]

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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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New Driver, Bad Roads: Tips For Safe Driving in Fall and Winter

For most of us, fall and winter mean a change in the weather; as the temperatures begin to drop, road conditions become more dangerous. Driving in rain, ice or snow can be a nerve-wracking experience for new drivers. Here are some tips to keep you safe on the roads when the weather takes a turn for […]

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Drivers Ed Confidential: Top Three Mistakes Student Drivers Make

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Admit it—you’d give anything to know just what your driving instructor thinks of you. More specifically, you want to know exactly what your driving instructor thinks you’re going to mess up. Since we want you to succeed, we thought it would be fun to ask our staff of state-licensed driving instructors the burning question: what […]

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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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