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Teen Driving

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Published on November 15, 2015 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents, Teen Driving

motorcycle at roadside memorial

Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims—an opportunity for us to think of those lost or injured in traffic accidents and the importance of road safety. Despite all the laws encouraging safe driving, there are over 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States every year, and thousands more that cause serious injury. Why…

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Lowering Risks for Teen Drivers in Utah

Published on February 5, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Children & Accidents, Teen Driving

As an established rite of passage, driving privileges in Utah play a large role in the transformation of youth into an adult. Along with the allure and opportunities that a driver’s license creates, a great amount of risk is carried by teenagers as they enter the vehicular world. Auto accidents are the leading cause of…

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Are Teen Drivers Really That Bad?

Published on October 3, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Teen Driving

Teenagers are in a stage wherein they want to assert their freedom and show the world that they are capable of many things. Their young age fills them with ideals and passion that drive them to have many goals in life which are all centered towards self-sufficiency and independence. Unfortunately these assertions can impact the…

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Schafer’s Survival Guide

Published on May 16, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Teen Driving

Slow down! You are going to kill us! I can not believe that they allow you to drive! Once you get your license I’m never driving again. You are a hazard! These and other comments are often shouted in fear as a parent is driving with their teen. Until a teenager earns a real driver’s…

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5 Surprising Facts about Texters at the Wheel

Published on February 19, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Teen Driving, Texting & Driving

Everyone has their flaws and foibles:  Some people detonate windows with their piercing laughter; others seem to trail dirty laundry everywhere they go; still more responsive to any sort of criticism with, “I know you are, but what am I?”  However, no one has a monopoly on annoying habits.  It isn’t possible for a single…

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5 Processes Hindered by Distracted Driving

Published on February 18, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Distracted Driving, Drowsy Driving, Teen Driving, Texting & Driving

He ain’t got no distractions Can’t hear those buzzers and bells Don’t see lights a-flashin’ Plays by sense of smell Always has a replay ’N’ never tilts at all That deaf, dumb, and blind kid Sure plays a mean pinball In the 1969 rock opera, Tommy, a blind, deaf, and mute boy attains fame and…

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4 Things You Miss While Texting and Driving

Published on January 30, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Teen Driving, Texting & Driving

Operating a motor vehicle is, in many respects, like riding a flying carpet:  It’s an efficient mode of travel, it allows for greater speed than other forms of transportation, and you absolutely need your eyes and hands engaged in order to circumvent disaster.  In both contexts, there is a constant risk of making contact with…

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Enforcement of Anti-Texting Laws

Published on January 16, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Teen Driving, Texting & Driving

As texting has increased to become a ubiquitous activity, so has texting while driving. Fully 46 percent of users in an online poll admitted to texting while driving – and those are just the ones who ‘fessed up. Distracted driving – whether applying mascara, chatting on a cell phone, or increasingly, texting , caused 3,000…

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