How Many Hours of Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Do you have trouble rousing your teen out of bed in the morning? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not teenage angst that’s making them resist facing the day. Instead, it could be sleep deprivation and a lack of understanding of a teen’s ideal sleeping schedule. Doctors have been urging schools for years to encourage later …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving at Night

How to Avoid Distracted Driving at Night

Be honest: Have you ever read or answered a text while driving? If so, you’re not alone. A 2016 survey from State Farm found 94% of drivers said they thought texting was a distracting behavior behind the wheel, but 35% still did it anyway. There has been a litany of PSAs – ranging from heartwarmingly silly to shockingly violent – on …

Getting to Know Your Dashboard Lights and Gauges

Getting to Know Your Dashboard Lights and Gauges

Many drivers that have spent years behind the wheel are mostly familiar with the various lights, gauges and displays on a vehicle’s dash. The instrument panel–also called a gauge cluster–includes a speedometer and lots of little symbols that light up to provide information or warn of trouble. Some, like the seatbelt light, are self-explanatory. Others, like ...

Meme Contest Showcase

Meme Contest Showcase

Teen Driver Safety Week was in October and the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition ran a meme contest that was open to all students of Florida high schools. The Safe Driving Starts with Me(me) Contest gave cash prizes for the selected winning submissions. And, internet meme fame for everyone who participated! The purpose was to ...

Time to Refocus Teen Driving Behaviors

Time to Refocus Teen Driving Behaviors

New study reveals teens take their eyes off the road to focus on cellphones. A new State Farm® online survey examines teen attitudes and behaviors about the use of smartphones while driving. This is what teens say: Nine out of ten teenage drivers say they engage in at least one smartphone behavior while driving. Parents influence their teenage …

Car Safety Tips for Teenage Drivers

Car Safety Tips for Teenage Drivers

The teenage years are often the time for parents to hand over the car keys to their children. However, this doesn’t mean their children are inherently prepared for this new responsibility. This guide will help parents and guardians learn effective ways to keep their teen drivers safe behind the wheel.  The Risk Factors Seventy-five percent …

13 Interstate Safety Tips to Help Keep You Safe

13 Interstate Safety Tips to Help Keep You Safe

According to the NHTSA, 2,841 lives were lost in 2018 due to distracted driving”.  It is estimated that more than 80% of cell phone owners use their phones while driving in some capacity 1. Buckle up Although a common tip, buckling your seatbelt is essential. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belt use helped save nearly …