Focus When Driving in 2014

Are you looking for something you can take to heart for this New Year? How about avoiding distracted driving? Sure, you are great at multitasking! But are you really? Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found tasks requiring drivers to look away from the road ahead are major factors for crashes and near-crashes--especially in novice drivers.…

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Parenting Style Influences Risk for Teen Car Accidents

Can parenting style influence teen driving safety? It very much can according to a new study of more than 5000 American teenage drivers. Teens with parents who were authoritative (high control and high support) had less than one-half the accidents compared to those whose parents were uninvolved (low control and low support). Also, teenagers with…

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Teens Who Share a Vehicle are Safer

Teens look forward to the day they can drive, and parents often fear the same event! Interestingly, new research shows that teens who shared a vehicle with others in the family report only half as many accidents compared to those who had primary access to a car. Those who did not have to share a car…

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