Riding Shotgun is Riding Awesome

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

You’re heading to the movies with your friend and suddenly the car jerks into another lane. You look over from your Snapchat account and realize he’s not paying attention because his favorite song just came on and he’s playing air guitar. What do you do? Yell at him? Grab the wheel? Punch him?

Actually, none of these are suggested. Over-reacting in a dangerous situation can make it worse by causing the driver to over-correct the vehicle. What you should do is get the driver’s attention quickly, but not in a way that may make them nervous or anxious.

Celebrate My Drive Program Schools

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Celebrate My Drive contest might have ended, but the fight to stop the #1 killer of teens continues!

Quit turkey-ing around and drive safely!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Pass the cranberry sauce! Remember, the holiday season is more dangerous than any other time of year for many reasons.

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Understand that Zero Tolerance means just that – if you are stopped with any traceable amount of alcohol in your system, it is illegal. Read more tips!

The Biggest Risk – Nighttime Driving

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The time changes on November 2. Driving at night is the single biggest risk factor for teen drivers. This is due to visibility challenges, fatigue and driver inexperience. Here are some facts you should know and tips to help you stay safe behind the wheel at night.

How Not To Be A Scary Driver This Halloween

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Dude! Halloween is on a Friday this year. Bags of candy, crazy costumes and late night horror movies, it’s going to be EPIC! But that also means every kid and their moms are going to be out on the streets tonight. It’s going to be packed everywhere. So let’s run through some quick and easy tips so you can help baby goblins safe.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Gear up for National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 19 through 25 and earn TDS Cup points while helping drivers become safer.

Halloween Hustle to Benefit Nickel From Nicole

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On October 26 a run/walk will be held to benefit Nickel From Nicole. The Halloween Hustle event will be held in the McKinney, Texas area and will include events for the entire family. Visit to find out more and to participate.

Norfolk Receives the National Safety Council 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Norfolk High School JOOI Club and a local Trooper just returned from San Diego where they accepted the National Safety Council’s 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award for their continued efforts to support safe driving.

Educator and TDS Sponsor, Laura Rizo, Joins Teens in the Driver Seat!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

“It’s not always easy leaving a profession behind where you feel you made a difference in young people’s lives, but I did such in hopes that my students would grow up to be successful when they graduated. Here I am as a new member of the Teens in the Driver Seat Program in San Antonio and enjoying every minute of it.”

Teens in the Driver Seat Jr. High Program Targets Pre-Driving Teens

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Before they can drive a car themselves, younger teens can play a significant role in promoting safe driving by their older peers. They can even remind their parents what it means to be a model driver for their children by promoting safe driving as a passenger who depends on the driver to keep them safe.

Celebrate My Drive 2014!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Join the Teen Driving Safety celebration! Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm, encourages teens to make positive choices as they start driving. High Schools and students ages 14+ will unite their communities to generate support for their schools by making safe driving commitments from October 15-24. Grant opportunities: $3.25 Million in grants will be awarded to 100 winning high schools!

All About the TDS Cup

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Happy new school year and TDS year! While many of you may not associate this with a happy time, Teens in the Driver Seat wants to give you a little something to look forward to and maybe help you ease into the new school year: the Teens in the Driver Seat Cup. #HolyGrail #Legit #Winning

New Study: “Other Drivers” Are a Bigger Threat on the Road

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Study suggests that most drivers thing they’re not the real problem. Three-fourths of Texas drivers in a recent survey say they have talked on a cell phone behind the wheel within the past month, about the same number as those who reported speeding.