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.
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.
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 https://www.NickelFromNicole.com/Halloween_Hustle.html to find out more and to participate.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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
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.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Nearly 4,000 people die nationwide each year in crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses. Many of those people are young, inexperienced drivers who don’t understand the dangers they and their passengers face every day on the road.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Texas schools have the opportunity to participate with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to educate your friends about seat belts during the annual Teen Click It or Ticket. It’s easy to participate and an important message to get out since teens are the most likely to NOT wear their seat belts and seat belts save thousands of lives each year.
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
During the Fall of 2013, Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) launched an activity to increase seat belt use among teen drivers and passengers at TDS schools. The activity, named Catch the CRZY!, consisted of a pre-observation, three weeks of messaging, a post-observation, and a pizza party for the schools that completed and returned all observation data.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Texas has seen a year-over-year decline in 16 to 19 year-old driver fatalities, representing a 53% reduction for 16-to-19 year-olds (see graph). Texas is the only state where this has happened. This is something we should all be proud to claim we helped with!
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
While it’s hard to generalize about an age group, since some teens are more developed than others, scientists still suggest that, in general, teens specifically struggle to keep their cool in social situations. Apparently there is a part of YOUR brain (that’s a teen brain we’re talking about) that, as it becomes mature, helps in social situations. It’s called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and is involved in behavior control. More developed VPCs can help in uncomfortable social situations by helping you make better decisions – like not driving so fast or dangerously or not punching someone in the face when they make you mad. Scientists are super happy with this hint at the teen brain because understanding what makes you tick can also help keep you safe.