Teens Don’t Know How to Check The Tires
August 27, 2014
Almost half of teen drivers in the US don’t know how to check their tires for wear or proper pressure. Results from a study conducted by Michelin North America showed that teens aren’t getting basic vehicle maintenance training in state driver training courses or from their parents. Basic maintenance checks on tires, windshield wipers, fluid levels, and lights are an important part of driving safety yet the study shows that:
- 27% of teens never check the condition of their tires.
- 44% of teens don’t know how to check the tire tread for wear.
- 29% don’t know how to check the oil.
- 57% don’t know how to change the windshield wipers. Continue Reading
Parents May Be Distracting Their Teen Drivers
August 12, 2014
Parents may be distracting their teen drivers by calling to check up on them. According to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention, more than half of teens responding to a survey said they were on the phone with a parent while driving. Continue Reading
Parents Ignore Teen’s Advice Against Texting, Driving High
August 8, 2014
Parents are ignoring their teen’s advice against texting and driving while high. This strange sort of modern day turnaround was revealed in a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Holding Co. The survey results showed that 42 percent of teens report that they have asked parents to stop texting while driving and 18 percent have complained to their parents about driving while high on marijuana. Continue Reading
Second Half of 100 Deadliest Days For Teens
July 18, 2014
We are halfway through the 100 deadliest days for teens; that period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when, according to the AAA, the chances for teens to be involved in a crash increase by 26%. Read more: Police, AAA team up to help keep teen drivers safe
Insurance Institute Lists Safe Used Cars For Teens
July 17, 2014
As we mentioned a few days ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that teens involved in fatal crashes were more likely to be driving a smaller, older, and less safe vehicle than adults of their parent’s age. Now the IIHS has come out with their recommendations for safe used vehicles for teens that are more likely to fit in a family’s budget. There are some surprises on the list. For more information, read: IIHS issues recommendations on used vehicles for teens