I took my oldest son out for his very first driving lesson. I couldn’t unleash him on a driving instructor without at least a little bit of instruction. That wisdom? Stupid. His driving instructor owes me. Big. Time. I will accept diamonds or college tuition as payment.
Think your teen isn’t texting and driving? The numbers say you are probably wrong. What you should know and what you can do. 1. 55% of young adult drivers claim it’s easy to text while they drive. 2. Teens who text while driving spend approximately 10% of of their driving time outside of their lane. […]
When Keenan, my now college student, first started driving I said over and over to my husband, “There needs to be a way to shut his phone off while he drives.” Unfortunately there wasn’t. What I did find was an app that would tell me what he was doing while he was driving. Over and […]
I recently read something so staggering I couldn’t sleep. The number of teens lost each year to driving fatalities is nearly 6,000. Sit with that for a second. It’s not just a number. It’s not just some statistic. It’s our teenagers’ lives lost. 6,000 of them. EVERY. YEAR. That night, the same day my oldest […]
FEWER TEENS ARE GETTING THEIR DRIVER’S LICENSE You couldn’t have offered me a million dollars to delay getting my driver’s license the second I turned 16. If arriving at 12:01 a.m. on February 28, 19afreakinglongtimeago was an option? My license would have been in my hand by 1:00 a.m. These days? It’s a whole […]
Want to Monitor Your Teens Driving Habits? AAA has a product called AAA Onboard. It is a GPS device that tracks your teens every move behind the wheel. The device notifies you when they leave, when they arrive and wait for it…if they are driving too fast. Beyond being able to track your teenager, AAA […]
This Sunday I took my oldest out for his very first driving lesson. I couldn’t unleash him on a driving instructor without at least a little bit of instruction. That wisdom? Stupid. His driving insructor owes me. Big. Time. I will accept diamonds or college tuition as payment. Disclaimer: My boys are now teens. I […]