Your teenager is a terrible driver

Parental involvement is one of the most important factors in keeping teen drivers safe. But most parents assume that our teenagers are better, safer drivers than they really are. 89% of teens said they reply text message or email within five minutes even if they are driving a car, according to an AT&T survey. Consequently,… Learn More »

Most distracted driving deaths don’t involve cell phone use

“Lost in thought” was the main cause of fatal distracted driving accidents, according to a new study. Erie Insurance looked at 2 years of U.S. police reports for more than 65,000 fatal car accidents: 10% named distracted driving as the primary cause of the crash. Out of those 6,500 fatal car crashes attributed to distracted… Learn More »

Auto Insurance & Young Drivers: An Important Lesson

Harmony Miller, MPH New drivers are almost never taught about the importance of auto insurance. Like personal finance, most high schools do not have a curriculum that covers this topic. Except the little that is required to know in order to pass a driver’s test, understanding auto insurance is not given priority when training new… Learn More »

Teen passengers distract drivers – and increase the risk of fatality

Recently, attorney Doug Oh-Keith and I have been talking to Oregon high school students about distracted driving as a part of the nationwide project EndDD.org. These teens shared personal stories about how they, their friends, and their parents have been distracted behind the wheel. So I should not have been surprised to read a study… Learn More »