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Connecticut’s 2015 Safe Teen Driving Video Winners!

Earlier this week it was my privilege to attend the annual awards ceremony for the top high school student-produced safe teen driving videos.  As in recent years, this year’s contest was sponsored by Travelers and the CT Department of Motor Vehicles, and the ceremony... read more

Words of Wisdom About Driving

Sometimes, someone writes something that captures the essence of a problem in a few well-chosen words. In February, long-time New Yorker magazine writer and New York City resident Adam Gopnik published an article “The Driver’s Seat:  What we learn when we learn to... read more

New AAA Foundation Study of Teen Drivers and Distractions

Along with many safe teen driving advocates, I will be reviewing and commenting on a new study released today by the AAA Foundation about teen driving and distractions, but this study promises to be so important that I am providing the link to it asap.  More to... read more
What I Learned At The Lifesavers Conference

What I Learned At The Lifesavers Conference

Last weekend, for the fourth time, I attended the Lifesavers Conference, the annual meeting of the national traffic safety community. (This year we were in Chicago – sunny and warm!) I always learn a great deal.  I am always inspired to be in the company of so... read more
I Like This Teen Driver Support App

I Like This Teen Driver Support App

There are some apps that purport to make teen driving safer, but I am not sure are effective.  This category includes apps that claim to disable texting while a teen is driving.  As readers of this space know, I liken that to giving a teen driver one piece of... read more
“Glanceable” Distractions While Driving?

“Glanceable” Distractions While Driving?

The promise and the pitfalls of ever-evolving in-vehicle electronic devices, and their potential for distraction, were on full display last week in the pages of The New York Times.  On February 23, the headline was “A Fight for the Dashboard”; the article... read more
“Now She Can Drive Her Sister”

“Now She Can Drive Her Sister”

For as long as I have been writing this blog, two constant refrains for parents of teen drivers have been, “Don’t put your own convenience ahead of your teen driver’s safety” and (quoting traffic safety expert Dave Preusser), “Don’t entrust your most precious cargo to... read more