Driving Drunk Not Worth the Risk on Graduation Night
- Tuesday, 24 May 2011 15:36
At the age of 18, graduating from high school is usually the biggest accomplishment of a teens’ life up to that point, and prior to 18, getting a driver’s license
is typically a teen’s biggest feat. Imagine you are graduating from high school. Completing thirteen years of school makes you feel carefree and eager to start the next phase of life, and your younger classmates follow your lead: taking advantage of every opportunity to party.
Now, imagine graduation night: the ceremony concludes, you and your classmates proceed to the after party where there is alcohol. There is so much to celebrate, and so much excitement about what the future holds. The only problem with this picture is that you still have that teenage mindset that you’re invincible. When the end of the night comes, you become more concerned with meeting curfew than protecting yourself and others from the dangers of driving under the influence
. You consider calling your parents for a ride home, but you’re too afraid to admit to them that you have been drinking. Your best friend is facing the same dilemma, but you both decide that you’ll be fine—you live just down the road.
It’s the morning after graduation and the greatest party of your life. You pick up the phone to call you best friend to discuss last nights’ events. No answer.
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57% of Teens Say they Text while Driving
- Friday, 22 October 2010 08:28
According to a recent poll by State Farm, teen drivers
say they are nervous about being in a car crash, yet 57% say they still text while driving
. The poll comes in a month, October, which historically has been the deadliest for teen drivers.
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Hey Teen Drivers: Want to Keep your License? Don’t Do This!
- Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:00
If you are a driver under the age of 18
, you need to know that is is very easy for you to lose your driving privilege. Here are 5 ways:
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5 Things To Help Your Teen Drive Safely
- Friday, 23 July 2010 13:49
Once your teenager drives away
, there is nothing you can do to prevent that teen from doing something stupid with their car; you can, however, train the teen to be a safer driver by:
1. Provide practice driving under a wide range of conditions. Don’t just practice driving on sunny afternoons. Go out at night, when it’s raining–in a variety of conditions. Otherwise, the first time your new driver encounters these conditions, it will be when you aren’t with them.
2. Emphasize, again and again the use of a seat belt for everyone riding in and/or driving the car.
3. Restrict passengers; go beyond state law’s restrictions.
4. Substance abuse and driving: Don’t tolerate under any circumstances.
5. Restrict use of in car electronics such as radio/CD player, navigation devices, etc.