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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Study Shows Drowsiness is Major Risk for Teen Drivers

Study Shows Drowsiness is Major Risk for Teen Drivers

“Be Safe! No texting and driving!” Something similar to this phrase is shouted in homes across the country as teens grab the car keys and step out the door. What advice do you give your teens about driving? Do you remind them not to use their phones and not to drive after drinking alcohol? These are great and necessary reminders for teen drivers. However, there is another major risk that you may forget. Teen drivers are susceptible to dangers caused by drowsiness. Teens are already at greater risk of causing car accidents than other age groups. A recent study completed by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 1 out of every 7 drivers between the age of 16 and 24 admitted to falling asleep at least once while driving in the last year. Teens have the highest rate of drowsy driving among all age groups. The symptoms of drowsy driving include yawning often and difficulty keeping one’s eyes open. Driving when fatigued is comparable to driving wh ... read more

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Driver Safety

Using Technology to Encourage Safe Driving with Teens

Using Technology to Encourage Safe Driving with Teens

Teaching teens to drive safely and obey the rules of the road is not always an easy task. Just like many older adults, teens must deal with distractions every time they are on the road. Teens also face added pressure of drinking and driving. Helping teens drive safely may be easier with the help of technology. There are several new devices and features to help parents encourage their tech-savvy teens to make smart driving decisions. Check out some of these new and developing technologies. Mobile Apps – There are plenty of phone apps developed for encouraging safe driving habits and discouraging the use of phones while driving. Here are a few: -DriveScribe – DriveScribe was developed to encourage safe driving by tracking performance and offering rewards for good habits. The app is used every time your teen gets behind the wheel. It blocks calls and messages, sends audible reminders, and alerts ... read more

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Driver Safety

Time Management Tips for Teens

Time Management Tips for Teens

This is a busy time of year for many teenagers. Classes are in full swing and many high schoolers are facing finals in the next month. Students are often counting down to holiday breaks. With the hectic schedules, it is the perfect time to teach time management skills to your teenagers. Helping them improve their use of time will help them complete their responsibilities, feel less anxious, and more confident. Here are some ways to promote strong time management skills for your teenagers. Model good time management skills When you exhibit a balanced lifestyle, your children will notice. They tend to pick up your habits, so be sure to plan your time wisely. Show your teens that organizing your tasks allows you to focus on your priorities and gives you free time to spend as you please. Help them organize their main areas Teenagers typically despise being told to make their beds or tidy up their rooms. However, we know that cl ... read more

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Parenting
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