Florida learner's permit

Ask the Driving School Instructor: Trick questions during the DMV test?

Question: Will there be any trick questions when I take my behind-the-wheel test at the DMV?

Answer: No! Believe me when I tell you the license examiners are too busy to play games during the test. They have a list of basic maneuvers that the applicant has to complete and a long line of applicants waiting to take the test. They just need to see if you can complete the listed driving maneuvers safely after passing the written test. Continue Reading

Teen don't comprehend dangerous driving messages

Teens Don’t Fully Comprehend The Message On Driving Safety

A new survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) was recently published showing that, while teens are getting the message on dangerous driving behaviors, they don’t fully comprehend its meaning and continue to engage in dangerous driving behaviors.

Driving Under the Influence

When asked about the dangers of driving under the influence, teens responded as follows:

  • 86% considered driving under the influence of alcohol to be extremely distracting
  • 5% admitted to sometimes driving under the influence
  • 1% considered it acceptable to drive under the influence

In spite of the above answers, when asked about their own driving behavior:

  • 10% who said they never drove under the influence admitted to sometimes driving after consuming an alcoholic drink.
  • 68% of teens who admitted to driving under the influence admitted to driving after consuming three or more drinks.

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device that prevents texting

Phones Still a Big Distraction for Teen Drivers

According to a 2009 Pew Research Center survey, 40% of teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger and 48% of all teens ages 12-17 say they have been in a car when the driver was texting. Read more: Teens and Distracted Driving

Spring Break mug photos

Spring Break Photos

If you get arrested during spring break, your mug shot winds up on the internet. Check out these happy spring break photos by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. See more: Mugshots: Spring break antics land 30 in jail on Bolivar Peninsula

Pedestrians on spring break

Teen Spring Breaker Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge

A Tennessee teen on spring break in Florida is in jail on manslaughter charges after causing a crash that killed another Tennessee spring breaker. According to the police, his blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit. Read more: PCBPD: Spring Breaker killed in DUI crash