Nov. 6–13 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The purpose of the week is to create awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. Through a Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) funded survey, researchers found that about one in four people (23.6 percent) said they had driven drowsy within the past week. Almost 40 percent said they […]
Teens in the Driver Seat® Hosts Annual Summit to Celebrate, Educate Student Advocates of Teen Driving Safety
Nearly 200 student leaders from Texas and around the nation attended the annual Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) Summit held May 15-17, 2016, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. TDS, a peer-to-peer teen driver safety program, brought together a variety of teen traffic safety experts and interactive safety exhibits, as well as […]
Driver’s Sixth Sense: Stress Study Reveals Texting While Driving Dangers
A study designed to monitor and measure stress levels of drivers has uncovered evidence showing why texting can be so dangerous, while moderate levels of other driver distractions — like being upset or absent minded — triggers the brain’s “sixth sense” to help protect the driver. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) leads the three-year […]
Teens in the Driver Seat® “Zero Crazy!” Activity Seeks to Reduce Distracted Driving Among Teens
Every day teens take their eyes off the road to tweet, text, snapchat, or post to the Internet. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. According to NHTSA and the US Department of Transportation, drivers under the age of 20 made up 27 percent (about 850) of the distracted […]
You must be logged in to post a comment.