Drowsy Driving

Canadian Teen Driver Dies After Crashing Into Speed Warning Sign

Police in Canada say a teen was driving too fast for conditions when he crashed into a sign warning drivers of the dangers of speeding. The teen driver was killed and three of his friends were injured in the crash. Read more: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/23/teen-driver-killed-crashing-into-sign-warning-of-speeding

teen drivers

Second Half of 100 Deadliest Days For Teens

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 list of safe used cars

Insurance Institute Lists Safe Used Cars For Teens

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

Teens drive older cars

Teen Cars Usually Older, Less Safe

It’s understandable, there isn’t much money in the family budget to buy a new car for a teen driver. Teens usually get a hand-me-down vehicle or a cheap used car but parents need to be aware of the dangers inherent in those older vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), teens who die in crashes are more likely than adults of their parents age to be driving an older, smaller, less safe vehicle.  Read more: Teenagers’ Cars Are Older, Smaller and Less Safe, Study Finds

Video Game Crash

Video Game Car Crashes Reach New Level

A small video game developer has taken computer generated car crashes to a new level. Combining car crash data, physics, and materials science, BeamNG has developed video game scenes with incredibly realistic car crashes. It’ll be hard to keep driving in a game with this level of damage. To see a video and learn more, read: Video-game wrecks get real