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(NAPSI)—Nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers can be prevented each year with better driver’s education, recent research shows. Teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.
(BPT) - New research on driver’s education and training shows a gap in teen drivers’ knowledge – one that, if closed, could help prevent some of the nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers every year.
(BPT) - Taking the driving test and earning a license is a cherished rite of passage for teenagers across the country. With their license in hand, they view the road as their gateway to independence and they eagerly look forward to what’s around the next curve. In order to do this, however, a teen must have access to a car.
(BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org, 20 percent of all 16-year-old drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. And studies show more teenage motor vehicle fatalities happen during the summer than any other time of year. But there are some things you can do to help keep your teenager from becoming a statistic. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has some tips and tools to keep your teen safe.
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My 19-year-old daughter crashed her car two weeks ago. And when I say that she “crashed her car,” I do not mean to say that she got into a fender bender. I mean to say that she crashed her car to the extent that airbags deployed on impact. I mean to say that her windshield shattered and the front end of her little Honda Civic looked very much like the peeled back tin top of a Pringles can. I mean to say that the paramedics on the scene told her—in no uncertain terms—that the seatbelt she was wearing most certainly saved her life. It was that kind of car crash. Remarkably, she walked away with just a few scratches.
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More than 1,600 students at Mountain View High School remained in stunned silence last Thursday as they watched local firefighters, police officers and paramedics provide a strong sense of reality of how prom or graduation night fun can turn tragic.
A loud crashing sound from Oracle Road alarmed swimming students and lifeguards at the Catalina Recreation Center the morning of Wednesday, July 7.
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Nov. 17, 2004 - Following in a line of cities and towns across the nation, Oro Valley is looking at a possible ban of motorized scooters.
Students and recent graduates from Canyon del Oro High School filed into a funeral chapel June 4 to say goodbye to Gary Durrenberger - the seventh Northwest student to die this school year in an accident involving a teenage driver.
Groups of teen-agers quietly filed into church pews at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Thursday.
The early morning of Tuesday, Aug. 5, was clear and cool, even pleasant. Steve Carney, 34, had stopped at a friend's house to unwind after a double shift as a server at a local restaurant. On his way home, he pulled off the road at Overton Road and Sunridge Drive to watch a meteor shower. Then he heard it.
Lisa Secan and Mary Snider are moms on a mission.