Teen Drivers News

Study: Teens Entering Senior Year Become Riskier Drivers

As teens get ready to head back to school this fall, a new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) finds that older teen drivers are overconfident and perceive themselves as safer drivers despite experiencing …

Newly Licensed Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to Be in a Deadly Crash

Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, The California Department of Insurance (CDI), AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU), California Highway Patrol (CHP), CSAA Insurance Group, and the ACIC, the California voice …

TrueMotion Offers New App to Reduce Distracted Driving

In an effort to combat distracted driving and reward good driving behavior, TrueMotion introduced Mojo. The new mobile app uses competition, gamification and financial incentives to help drivers kick the distraction habit, according to a company press release. Through other …

Commentary: Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Need to Be Expanded in the U.S.

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 – 20 years old) involved in fatal MVCs had consumed alcohol. …

Parents, Teens Differ in Limits Set on Driving

Parents may intend to set strong limits on their teen drivers but their kids may not always be getting the message, a new nationally-representative poll suggests. In families where parents reported limitations on their teen drivers – such as restricting …

Commentary: Smartphones Keep Young People Off the Road

Over the winter break, my teenage children observed, based on their friends and acquaintances, that young adults are much less eager to get their driver’s licenses than they once were, and that in general fewer young people have them. I …

Study Finds Teens Neglect Driving Basics, Engage in Aggressive Driving Behaviors

While so much rightful attention has been paid to the dangers of distracted driving in recent years, a new study released by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) reveals that teens are still neglecting the most basic …

In Pennsylvania, Private Schools Fill Void in Driver Education

Jaida Syrek is itching to get behind the wheel but isn’t ready to do it alone. The 10th-grader’s Pittsburgh school, Ambridge Area Senior High School, discontinued the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s education three years ago, so Jaida will hit the …

Allstate Report Finds Teens Mimic Parents’ Risky Driving Behaviors

A report from The Allstate Foundation finds many parents are largely unaware that their teens are speeding, driving while distracted, and even driving under the influence. Making matters worse, teens may be picking up these same behaviors from their parents. …

Teen Drivers Nearly Double Parents’ Car Insurance Premiums

The average married couple pays 80 percent more for car insurance after adding a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. The highest spike in premiums are seen with 16-year-olds (96 percent); the average impact decreases …