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Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Power of Parenting

There’s good news for the American family. According to a study conducted by two economists from the University of California, San Diego, the amount of time parents are spending with their kids today has risen dramatically when compared to earlier generations. The study, which analyzed how Americans used their time during different periods from 1965 to 2007, revealed that, since the mid-1990s, the level of parental involvement with their children had almost doubled for both men and women, working or not. And at D&R Autoworks, we couldn’t be more pleased. Research has shown that children whose parents take an active role in their lives experience tremendous benefits—emotionally, mentally and physically. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, teens whose parents are present when they go to bed, wake up and come home from school are less likely to experience emotional distress, as are those who engage in activities with their parents. Resear ... read more

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The I.C.E. Method: Emergency Contacts for Teen Drivers

Have you ever heard the term I.C.E.? Obviously we’re talking about more than just frozen water. When it comes to driver’s safety, I.C.E. means so much more than that. This three-letter acronym actually stands of In Case of Emergency, and it’s a simple abbreviation that can be life-saving in distressing situations—especially for teenage drivers. For the past few weeks, we at D&R Autoworks have been talking about teenage drivers and their safety on the road. As an auto service provider, it’s an issue that is close to our hearts, and we don’t like the statistics which show that thousands of our young men and women are losing their lives on the road every year. That’s why we’re addressing this issue from as many angles as we can. We care about our kids too much to not say anything at all. This week, we’re talking about that good ol’ I.C.E. If you’re a parent, you may have already heard about this method, and, if so, we’re happy that you’re using it. It’s such a hel ... read more

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Driver Safety

Teenage Driving: What To Do After an Accident

Whether we want it to happen or not, it’s a real threat. Due to the number of car crashes among teenagers in America, it’s a very real possibility that your son or daughter may wind up being involved in one of the more than six million car crashes that take place in the United States every year, many of which are caused by or involve young men and women who are just learning the rules of the road. Of course, we hope this never happens to your child and that this blog post never needs to be put to use, but just in case it does, it’s best to be prepared. So, let us ask the question: Parents, do your children know what to do if they are involved in an auto accident? If not, it’s time to sit them down and help them understand the steps. First, the important thing is to try and stay calm. Yes, it’s going to be a scary situation. Prepare them for that. It’s going to be emotional, and it’s going to shake them up. That’s okay. The important thing is to keep a level hea ... read more

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Customer Service

Asleep at the Wheel

They’re constantly on the go, busy with school, sports, homework, jobs, friends and any number of extracurricular or volunteer activities. They are your teenagers, and they’re doing the best they can to prepare for life in a tough world and get a leg up on the future. And, if they’re not careful, they’ll run themselves ragged sacrificing on healthy living habits in order to achieve and do more. One of the first things to go in a teenager’s schedule is sleep. And, unfortunately, when this becomes a habit, it’s more than just their health that suffers; it’s their performance in every area from school to athletics to–yes–driving. According to research from Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), teens who average less than eight hours of sleep a night are twice as likely to report falling asleep behind the wheel than those who had receive eight or more. The same research also indicates that 36 percent of teens often drive to sch ... read more

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