Tag Archives: Teen Driving

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Important Facts About Texting and Driving

7 Facts About Texting and Driving You Need to Know You’ve probably seen it all-too-frequently, even in your own neighborhood: you stop at a light or pass someone on the highway and catch a glimpse of the driver next to you who is…staring down at their phone. It’s never a good look. People wrongly think […]

7 tips to improve your teens safety while driving.

7 Tips for Improving Your Teen’s Safety While Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, over 97% of all motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver error. As new drivers, mistakes can happen, but it’s important to well equip your child with the necessary resources and basic teen driving rules before letting them take on the […]

How to Master the U-turn

If you find yourself having inadvertently turned down a dead-end road, or that the road ahead is blocked, you will need to get your vehicle turned around safely. You can do so by executing a safe and proper U-Turn, if road width permits. A 3-Point Turn may be necessary for narrower roadways. Learn how to […]

Why the Number of Passengers in Your Car Matters

In a vehicle, your passengers can strongly influence the way you drive. The initial licensing phase laws in Illinois state that the first 12 months of licensing, or until the driver turns 18, whichever occurs first, the number of passengers is limited to one person under age 20, unless the passenger(s) is a sibling, step-sibling, […]

Parent’s Guide to Modeling Good Driving

Remember when your little one would follow you around and mimic your every move? They were your “mini-me.”  Yet now, as a teen, things may be different.  It’s important to remember that many children will still do as you do even as they age.  Be sure to practice good technique on the road so you […]

5 common causes of teen car crashes and how to avoid them.

5 Common Causes of Car Crashes and What You Can Do to Avoid Them

In today’s fast-paced world, driving safely is a habit that needs to be consistently practiced. Understanding these five common causes of car crashes, and what to do to avoid them as a teen driver, can mean the difference between getting injured or arriving to your destination safely. 1. Speeding and Teen Car Crashes When you […]

Top 3 Safety Tips to Remember When Merging onto a Highway

  When you first begin to drive, merging onto a highway may seem like a daunting task. Merging can be a complicated task but, like anything else, it takes time and practice to master. As a teenage driver, here are three helpful tips to remember when merging onto a highway:   Use the entrance ramp […]

3 Ways to Prepare to Ride In the Passenger’s Seat While Your Teen is Driving

  When your teen first gets behind the wheel, there’s a lot of risk involved. As a parent or guardian, your first priority is to ensure they drive safely, especially when they’re out on their own. Use these four tips to prepare to ride in the passenger’s seat while your teen is driving, and perhaps […]

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