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2010-06-15 09:00:00

Stronger Laws, Better Data and Greater Focus Among Findings WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a new report that provides the first comprehensive look at state activities and programs to address the growing problem of distracted driving. The report, "Curbing Distracted Driving: 2010 Survey of State Safety Programs," details a host of approaches states are implementing. The survey found that states are...

2010-04-15 14:16:20

Kansas State University researchers are discovering the challenges aging creates for drivers. To help improve traffic safety, K-State engineers identified the characteristics of older drivers in Kansas and the types of crashes they are involved in. Their research found most car accidents involving older drivers occur during the daytime and are more severe, often ending in injury or fatality, than those for younger populations. With this knowledge, the researchers will follow up with a study...

2010-02-16 07:20:00

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Teenage driving statistics are no joke and should be a real concern for parents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes involving teen drivers are the leading cause of death for teenagers. We should also mention the $40 billion economic impact of auto accidents involving 15-20 year old drivers. These facts were the impetus for the founding of Street Smarts Interactive, LLC (http://www.streetsmarts101.com), a...

2009-09-08 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has approved the CompletelyOnline biometric face recognition method for student ID validation for use in its Internet defensive driving pilot program. Unlike other biometric methods also approved for the pilot, CompletelyOnline has the unique ability to authenticate a student's identity much the same way his identity would be authenticated in a classroom course. This distinction has already made a big change...

2009-09-03 12:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of teens head back to school, many will be driving to and from classes every day. Teens are at a greater risk of than any other age group to be involved in a crash, due largely to lack of experience. Many of those crashes could be avoided with proper education, says The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), a non-profit group that produces free driver education programs. NRSF spokesperson David Reich said common mistakes by new drivers...

2009-06-02 15:34:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver's education is an important step in preparing teens to handle all types of driving situations safely. Driver training experts The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and DrivingMBA have teamed up to create the Elite Driver Training Program, a course designed to provide teens with the proper foundation to become a safer driver, including increased confidence, awareness of your surroundings, a better understanding of personal and...

2009-03-06 12:04:00

More than a third of drivers admit to falling asleep at wheel; National Road Safety Foundation offers tips to stay awake on the road NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an annual rite of spring, although it happens nearly two weeks before spring officially begins. As clocks spring ahead for the start of daylight savings time this weekend, roads and highways throughout the nation become a bit more dangerous, according to the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc., a non-profit group that...

2009-02-06 08:30:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith System, the leader in professional driver training, today announced its new Driver Study Guide aimed at increasing training effectiveness. The 2009 Driver Study Guide, available for purchase only by Smith System certified instructors, is published in two versions, one for Small and Mid Sized Vehicles and one for Trucks and Large Vehicles, and introduces students to the Smith 5 Keys(TM), the proven foundation of Smith System's training...

2009-02-03 10:00:00

AVON, Conn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Driver, the nation's largest provider of driver education, is helping teens affected by the pending closing of Academy of Driving. Top Driver is offering $50 off many of its programs to any student who was enrolled in a current or future Academy of Driving class and enrolls in a Top Driver program starting before April 30th. "The DMV's decision to revoke the Academy of Driving's license last week may leave many students stranded in the middle...


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