Idaho Teen Driving

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Seat Belts Save Challenge – Register by October 15

Seat Belts Save Challenge – Register by October 15

What is the Seat Belts Save Challenge? The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) Seat Belts Save Challenge is a four-week campaign designed to educate teen drivers about the dangers of riding in a car without wearing a seat belt, and increase the number of teens who regularly wear a seat belt while driving or […]



Crash-proof Human

Ever wonder what humans would look like if we evolved to survive car crashes? A trauma surgeon, a crash expert, and an artist teamed up to build the ideal crash-proof human. “The truth is, our cars have evolved a lot faster than we have,” says David Logan, a team member on the project and road safety […]



Growing threat of sleepy drivers on the road.

With an estimated 83.6 million Americans admitting to sleeping less than the recommended daily seven to eight hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) said today that puts one in four drivers at risk of falling sleep at the wheel. In 2015 alone,  drowsy driving […]



Here it is! 2016’s Best Cars for Teens

Here it is! 2016’s Best Cars for Teens

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best cars for teens in 2016. The list compares a combination of overall quality, high safety ratings, and numerous crash-avoidance technologies in seven price brackets. Each winner has a long list of accident-avoidance technologies such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and automatic pre-collision braking, as […]



Idaho safe driving course receiving national award.

http://ib149353.ib-prod.com/p/557781/sp/55778100/serveFlavor/entryId/0_zu319pjk/v/2/flavorId/0_x29s1a9j/forceproxy/true/name/a.mp4 The defensive driving course, Alive At 25, in Idaho is earning the National Safety Council Award.’s “Astonishing Achievement Award”. The Idaho Transportation Department and alive at 25 will be recognized for their amazing training efforts and hard work in making Idaho’s highways safer. More than 20,000 students have completed classes since it began in 2007. The […]



One-third of fatal teen car crashes occur at night.

Should teens’ night driving restrictions be tightened? Health Day News reported that according to federal health officials, getting U.S. teens out of the driver’s seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes. According to the newly reported 2009-2014 statistics, 31 percent of drivers aged 16 and 17 in fatal crashes had them between 9 […]



Pokemon Go Distracted Driving

Close calls associated with playing Pokémon Go

National Safety Council reports, “Close calls associated with playing Pokémon Go already are rolling in.” On Tuesday released a statement urging, “…gamers to consider safety over their scores before a life is lost.” Along with pedestrians distracted by their quest to find that rare Pokémon, agencies are also warning about distracted driving. Meanwhile, some police departments are reporting […]



Front seat passengers may not fare as well as drivers.

Front seat passengers may not fare as well as drivers.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest study, front seat passengers may not fare as well as drivers in certain types of frontal crashes. Of the seven vehicles involved in the study, only one received a “good” rating according to IIHS safety standards. The Institute conducted 40 mph passenger-side small overlap tests on seven small SUVs […]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Check for safety recalls!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a list of vehicle safety recalls. Click below to see if your car has any outstanding safety recalls that need repair. CHECK FOR RECALLS   In a related story, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed actor Anton Yelchin early Sunday was a model that Fiat Chrysler has […]



Click It Or Ticket | Stepping up enforcement of seat belt laws.

Starting today, cops are stepping up enforcement of seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign. Seat belts are your best defense when on the road, and unlike a TV show or a movie, there’s no rewinding or do-over. Make the choice to wear your seat belt every time you’re […]




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