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The Best Used Car For A Teen Is Likely … No Car

The Best Used Car For A Teen Is Likely … No Car

In the past year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the organization that calculates and distributes safety ratings for most new and used cars, has issued several bulletins about “the best cars for teen drivers.”  Their most recent bulleting is copied... read more

Fatalities Down — But Crashes Up?

The federal government has released its final automobile crash data for calendar 2013, for all drivers and all categories (not just teens).  I’m sure dozens of organizations are analyzing the data, but one set of statistics jumped out at me:  from 2012 to 2013... read more

Connecticut’s Required Two Hour Class In The Spotlight

This past Thursday, Connecticut’s safe teen driving community gathered for a “Summit,” a gathering to update everyone on what is going on around the state, and to raise awareness with the hope of increasing collaborations.  It had been five years... read more
Top Safe Teen Driving Challenges For 2015

Top Safe Teen Driving Challenges For 2015

Happy New Year to my readers and visitors. Thank you for your continued and growing interest in and support of this blog. In 2014 we approached 30,000 visitors per month, and in 2015 we will be aiming even higher. I now also have a routine of sending most of my blog... read more

Connecticut’s Teen Driving Safety Progress

This week is Safe Teen Driving Week in Connecticut.  Our Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a Press Release that updates and documents the substantial progress we have made as a state, by tightening our teen driver laws, first in 2004 and then again in 2008, and... read more
Standing Your Ground For Safe Teen Driving

Standing Your Ground For Safe Teen Driving

One of my tips for parents of teen drivers in “Tips From Reid’s Dad” is that if you can afford a GPS tracking system or similar technology to use to monitor a new teen driver, do so. Shining a spotlight on conduct is a proven way to encourage... read more