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No black and white for driver distractions

There are many levels of distraction. Not a surprising statement, right? A study by MIT found this statement to be true when they measured the eye movement of 108 volunteers.

Five simple things to remember this Spring Break

Whatever Spring Break may bring for you, Teens in the Driver Seat wants to remind you of the five simple things to make sure you remember while your on the road.

You know teen passengers are risky, here’s why

A new study not only shows having another teen in the car is dangerous, but also pin-points why.

More resources to help deliver safe driving messages

Along with the great resources here on t-driver.com, check out these other places where you can get free materials.

Good friends are good passengers

Being a good passenger is more than relaxing and enjoying the ride, it’s also being an active passenger by helping the driver watch and listen.

Mayans may make predictions, but we need facts

There are many predictions, a.k.a. guesses, in life, aren’t there? But, sometimes the facts tell a different story. Driving, for instance. (You knew it was coming, right?) If you are a teen, you have some very harsh facts to face every time you get into a car and, unfortunately, the odds are not in your favor.

The main fact working against you is your inexperience. Driving is a skill. Think of yourself as an apprentice in a job you will be doing the rest of your life. Your inexperience along with the major dangers make your odds even worse.

Distraction awareness – not an oxymoron

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Sort of funny isn’t it? “Distraction awareness” – an oxymoron, like “expect the unexpected” and “almost exactly.” But, sometimes we do need reminders to the distractions that take our focus from being safe. I received an email from a co-worker who was at an entertainment complex. You know those places that have miniature golf, batting cages, games and other fun stuff. This one had a go-kart track and while waiting in line he was watching the racers zoom around the curvy track. He then noticed a teen, about 14 or so, slow down dramatically on a curve.

Your best protection is your seat belt

You’re a great driver, right? You feel like you’re in control and wrecks only happen with other drivers who aren’t as great behind the wheel as you are. Don’t most drivers feel this way? We are all a bit egotistical when it comes to how we drive.

So let’s say it’s true. You are always safe, obey every traffic law, are never distracted and never place yourself or others at risk. That’s great, but the fact is, every time you get into a vehicle, you are at risk, whether driving across a parking lot or on a long road trip. Things happen which you have no control over and your last defense is a seat belt, which is why it is so important. Here are some facts for you to know.

It’s Spring Break time!

This spring break may mean many things for you—road trip with friends, lazy days at the beach, or just a needed vacation from school. Whatever the holiday may bring for you, Teens in the Driver Seat wants to make sure you use extra care since you can expect a lot more drivers on the road.

Follow these safety tips when getting ready for your break: