Years of work by psychologists, most notably David Strayer of the University of Utah, has demonstrated that people suffer significant impairment when they use a cell phone while driving. But the public’s desire to do both things at once is so great that many are willing to overlook the evidence. More…
High School and middle school students are invited to participate in Drug Free Action Alliance’s “Big Bowl Vote 2013,” a student questionnaire about alcohol advertising given the morning after the Super Bowl.
The Idaho Digital Learning Driver Education course meets national standards for online learning, state standards, and is approved by the Idaho State Department of Education. This 6-week course fulfills the classroom portion of driver education. Idaho Digital Learning
Warm summer months bring out the drivers, and this is equally true for teenagers. Data analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports July 4 as a deadliest day for young adults and all others joining the motoring crowd. Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/july-4-declared-deadliest-day-for-teens-and-americans-on-the-road-2012-06-25-12183100
Meridian police Sgt. John Gonzales and Nampa police Sgt. Matt Pavelek, both leaders in the prevention of distracted driving in Idaho, have explained how police will enforce the new law. Read more….
I killed two pedestrians while texting behind the wheel Friday. Luckily, the roles of “pedestrians” were played by orange traffic cones. Link to Idaho Press Tribune article
Summer is the deadliest time of year for teen drivers and, as Americans hit the road this Memorial Day holiday, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), is launching a new video, Teen Driving in America: A Look Behind the Wheel, to raise awareness about the increased risks teen drivers face each […]
Teen drivers face a four times greater risk for accidents than older adults, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Chalk it up to a number of factors, among them inexperience dealing with emergency situations, distracted driving and the inclination to show off to friends. Read more….
Meridian Police Department Offers Driver Safety Course for Teens and Young Adults Read the full article here
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety today released a study showing a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash. The report, “Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers,” found that the likelihood of a 16- […]