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No Pot Luck for Teens

by James C. Fell
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Fewer teens use marijuana than alcohol, and it’s less of a factor in car crashes. But the drug still poses real dangers when teens are behind the wheel.

How so? Marijuana is typically smoked, and when it is, the chemicals pass very quickly from the lungs to the bloodstream to the brain. This releases dopamine in the brain’s reward center creating the pleasurable feelings or the “high” from the chemical. However, other effects impact a number of critical driving skills...

Safe and Sound Cars

by Anne McCartt
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As the most inexperienced drivers, teens should be in vehicles that will reduce their chances of crashing and protect them if they do.    

Decade Reducing Deaths

by Allan F. Williams, Ph.D
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In the last decade, teen motor vehicle deaths dropped by nearly half. The rates remain too high, but further reductions are possible.

Even though motor vehicle-related deaths among 13-to-19-year-olds fell from 5,300 to 2,524 since 2005, that’s still 2,524 too many. The fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-to-19-year-olds stands out – it is nearly three times that of drivers 20 and older. And the rates at ages 16 and 17 are nearly twice the fatal crash rate per mile driven of older teens ages 18 and 19.

UPS Gives Back: UPS Road Code & Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

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Road safety is an issue of concern for every parent. Teaching your children to drive and releasing him or her to the open road is a monumental moment. Fortunately, many teenage motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. To address this issue we’ve developed the UPS Road Code program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a state-of-the-art interactive program that brings UPS’s safe driving techniques and methods to young drivers.

Expert: Parents Have Power to Influence Teen Drivers

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Younger drivers are often assumed to be the target audience for lectures about distracted driving, but many of them pick up risky habits from their parents, according to Tina Brunetti Sayer, principal engineer for Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor.

"As a mother of a teenager I often remind myself that the things I do behind the wheel go a long way in setting a powerful example," said Brunetti Sayer, winner of the 2015 Free Press Automotive Leadership Award for Community Involvement.

Michelin Expands 'Beyond The Driving Test' Campaign During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Jack and Jack Are Latest Online Teen Stars Featured in YouTube Campaign
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GREENVILLE, S.C., October 27, 2014 -- In support of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin is adding a new video by popular Vine stars Jack and Jack to its Beyond the Driving Test YouTube series. The series uses humor to raise awareness of tire maintenance and safety among new drivers.

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

Virtual-Reality Driving Simulator Shows How Distractions Can Impair Safety
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NEW YORK, September 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad.

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Starts This Weekend

National Safety Council and The Allstate Foundation bring the Drive it Home program to Texas to help parents keep their teens safe on the road
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Itasca, IL, May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, the National Safety Council (NSC) and The Allstate Foundation announced the launch of a new program called Drive it Home to educate parents with new teen drivers in Texas. The announcement comes just days before the start of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. According to the most recent data available, from Memorial Day through Labor Day in 2012, 84 people in Texas died in crashes involving teen drivers.

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

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Ten Teens Across the Country Chosen for Creative Videos that Promote Safe Driving
 
America to Decide Winning Video through Online Voting; Winning Video to be Produced as TV-Ready PSA

Visit www.TeenDrive365.com to view the top ten videos and decide the winner by voting for your favorite.

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Ten Teens Across the Country Chosen for Creative Videos that Promote Safe Driving
 
America to Decide Winning Video through Online Voting; Winning Video to be Produced as TV-Ready PSA

Visit www.TeenDrive365.com to view the top ten videos and decide the winner by voting for your favorite.

Why Teen Safe Driving Matters to a UPS Retiree

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