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Why Don't Teens Want a Driver's License?

teen drivers In a recent study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that just 44 percent of teenagers get a driver’s license within one year of reaching the eligible age to do so. The study also found that 54 percent of all teens have a driver’s license by their 18th birthday. AAA says in a press release that these recent findings contrast with 20 years ago, when more than two-thirds of individuals had a driver’s license by the ... continue reading»

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Teens in Denial About Safe Driving Habits

Distracted driving is a growing concern on our roadways, and a new survey finds that teens are in denial when it comes to safe driving habits. Bridgestone says in a press release that although younger drivers know what distracted driving is, many don’t believe they are at risk and continue to practice bad driving habits, like texting or talking on the phone while driving. More than 2,000 drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 were surveyed, more ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Teen Drivers, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving

Teenage Girls Twice as Likely to Use Cell Phones Behind the Wheel

A new in-car video study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that teenage girls are twice as likely to use electronic devices behind the wheel as teenage boys. However, that doesn’t mean that teenage boys aren’t taking risks while driving. AAA says in a press release that “the leading cause of distraction for all teens was the use of electronic devices, which was seen in seven percent of the video clips analyzed.” AAA Foundation President and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Tips and Advice, Safety, Teen Drivers, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving

The Best Cars for College Students

It’s that time of year again. Time to pull out a fall jacket, drink pumpkin-spice lattes and check out the 2012 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Of course, going to college only starts with finding the best school. The best college experience is one that opens doors and expands opportunities. For a lot of students, that means exploring internships, work opportunities and volunteering, all of which become easier when you’ve got a car on campus. To help ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Tech, Teen Drivers, Saving Money

High-Tech Tools for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, so it makes sense that parents hesitate before handing over the keys to their kids. These days, cars come with a lot more safety devices, like driver knee air bags, and programs like MyKey and Blue Link that can help ease parents’ minds. We list these tools and others that take some of the worry away in High Tech Tools for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe. In ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Tech, Safety, Teen Drivers, Best Cars for Families

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