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A listing of my most recent posts. For the full list, please refer to the Archives

Further Thoughts On In-Vehicle Safe Teen Driving Systems

Further Thoughts On In-Vehicle Safe Teen Driving Systems

A few weeks ago I posted on the subject of technology and phone apps that monitor teen driver conduct and disable texting.  In general, I offered my opinion that GPS-like technology that monitors a teen’s driving, such as location, speed, and key driving habits such... read more
One Of The Most Rewarding Days Of My Safe Teen Driving Life

One Of The Most Rewarding Days Of My Safe Teen Driving Life

Today it was my honor to receive a national public service award from the Governors Highway Safety Association for my blog and the publication of Not So Fast. My thanks to everyone who made today possible, most especially Sandy Spavone, Pam Fischer, and Cathy Gillen.

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Remind Teen Drivers To Give Way To Public Safety

Remind Teen Drivers To Give Way To Public Safety

I am at the Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting in Michigan. Today I heard a presentation about reminding all drivers of the importance of giving room to law enforcement and first responders when they are engaged in their public safety duties on our highways and roads.

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New Research Note About ADHD, Medication, and Driving

New Research Note About ADHD, Medication, and Driving

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has put out a new blog post about a recent study of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medication, and driving among adults. The new study did not focus on teens, but Dr. Huang of CHOP offers comments about what this new research implies for teen drivers with ADHD, and their parents.

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5TH Anniversary, New Look, Same Focus On Parenting Teen Drivers

5TH Anniversary, New Look, Same Focus On Parenting Teen Drivers

Five years ago today, I started this blog with a post entitled “Why A Safe Teen Driving Blog for Parents?” I felt there was no resource available to parents that was providing clear, unvarnished explanations of the dangers of teen driving, and what parents can do about them before their teens get behind the wheel.

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Parents Trusting Teens With Fun That Can Be Dangerous

Parents Trusting Teens With Fun That Can Be Dangerous

I have had a knot in my stomach ever since I read about the 16 year old girl from Greenwich, Connecticut who was killed this past Wednesday while “tubing” — getting pulled on an inner tube by a powerboat — on Long Island Sound. The girl was struck by the boat’s propeller after she fell off her tube and the boat driver went back to pick her up.

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