Tips for Parallel Parking

Tips for Parallel Parking

PARKING Yikes, parallel parking and reversing! It actually doesn’t have to be that hard. In this section of TeenDriving.com, we give you helpful, step-by-step maneuvers and tips to help you conquer those pesky parallel parking and reversing situations. We also cover other parking topics like how to handle parking lots and parking on hills. PARALLEL …

Driver Education for Children with Special Needs

Driver Education for Children with Special Needs

Can children with special needs drive? Yes, and the number of adolescents driving with special needs is growing. According to research conducted at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), two-thirds of 15- to 18-year-old higher-functioning autistic adolescents are currently driving or plan to drive, and 1 in 3 autistic adolescents without an intellectual disability get licensed by age 21. Getting licensed and …

5 Ways to Help If Your Teen Is Nervous to Start Driving

5 Ways to Help If Your Teen Is Nervous to Start Driving

Most kids grow up ecstatically looking forward to the day they can start driving. Driving is a  culturally ingrained symbol of freedom and growth, and few adolescents express anything except enthusiasm to get behind the wheel as they approach the legal driving age.  While that is the case for the vast majority of teenagers, some …

AAA Sponsors GDL PSA Contest in Florida

AAA Sponsors GDL PSA Contest in Florida

This year, the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition is partnering with AAA to encourage high school students to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) focused on positive messaging surrounding Graduated Driver Licensing. Prizes for the best PSAs under 60 seconds will be awarded to the 13 schools that demonstrate the best messages for Graduated Driver Licensing safety in the form …

9 signs you could be a distracted driver

9 signs you could be a distracted driver

With April designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council (NSC), it’s an ideal opportunity to learn more about the causes of this growing epidemic—one that’s taking the lives of at least 63 Americans each week, according to the NSC. When you hear “distracted driving,” texting is usually what comes to mind. But …