The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an agreement that forms a “contract” between newly minted teen drivers and their parents. When a teen gets their driver’s license, it is a stressful and dangerous time for the teen and their parents. Even though the teen has taken the best driver’s education available and worked diligently with their parent to drive the required number of practice hours, driving alone is a very different experience.
Winter Is Here: How It Will Affect Your Driving?
The winter season brings more than pumpkin pie and Christmas trees — as the temperatures cool and precipitation increases, drivers have to deal with the rain, snow, sleet and ice that are typical this time of year.
Most teenagers get their drivers license as soon as it is legal for them to do so. With parents who worry about their children driving, they must realize that it is not a ‘requirement’ but a privilege to allow them the honor of driving. Most teens do not understand this and honestly, there are a lot of parents who don’t either.
The University of Maryland reports that more than three million emergency room visits in the U.S. are made due to back pain. For those who spend extended hours behind the wheel, such as truck drivers, bus drivers and long-distance commuters, the following tips can help keep back pain at bay.
igottadrive.com now offers a collection of the best free driving games from around the web. We have picked the most interesting driving games available and have brought them to you on igottadrive.com. And the best part is that all of these games are free to play. Play 18-wheeler and try your hand at parking an large 18-wheeler truck before the clock runs out. Or how about taking an off road challenge with Canyon Valley Rally. The 3D graphics make this game loads of fun to play and a great challenge.
Please check out our latest infographic, Teen Driving Safety. This infographic was created by Miller Law Services and has become part of our infographic collection. The issue of teen driving safety has been with us for a very long time and this infographic points out some of the statistics related to teen driving.
In a bid to curb the high risk incidents related to distracted driving, "Texting Zones" was introduced months ago. In the same manner that rest stops give road-weary, long-distance drivers a rest from the road, these zones encourage heavy mobile users to pull over at the spots to do their smartphone business. From this, does the idea have the potential to serve its purpose? Can the neighboring countries and other continents abide with the trend?
Everybody knows seat belts save lives. Despite this, a quarter of parents surveyed by the General Motors Foundation this year admitted to driving without properly buckling up their kids. Buckling up your kids is just one way to be safe on the road. Some vehicles are designed with safety in mind and are better-suited for families. Here are our top picks based on ratings from the insurance and vehicle safety industries:
Just about everybody knows you shouldn't use a cell phone use while driving, and it's illegal in 41 states. Still, a survey conducted earlier this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed some disturbing results: At any given point on America's roadways, 660,000 drivers are using smartphones or other electronic devices while driving.
In a recent Allstate study it has been shown that there are dramatic differences in safe driving between cities in the U.S. Before we point out a few tips for driving in your particular type of area, lets give a hand to the drivers in Fort Collins, Colorado for being the safest driving city according to Allstate's study.