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2015 New Ohio Teen Driving Laws

30 Jun

New regulations affecting teen drivers in Ohio go into effect on July 1. Driving Hours Under the new regulations, teen drivers who have had their license for less than a year will no longer be allowed to drive between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. unless a parent or guardian is in the car […]

How our Florida DATA Course Helps You to Get Your Permit

6 May

The process of getting your learner’s permit can seem like a pain, and admittedly, there are quite a few hoops you have to jump through before you can get behind the wheel. But as with so many things in life, there’s a hard way and an easy way to go about getting it done. We […]

Tips for Buying Your First Car

1 May

Buying your very first car is an emotional experience. It’s exciting, intimidating, and terrifying all at once! It’s also a rite of passage for new drivers and a milestone to remember for the rest of your life. But once your emotions settle down a bit, it’s time to think about a new car purchase in […]

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

27 Apr

If you find driving after dark a little daunting, you’re certainly not alone. Night driving is considerably more challenging and nearly half of all accidents occur at night – even though most driving actually takes place during the day. At night, our eyes experience decreased depth perception, peripheral vision, color recognition, and focus. Add roaming […]

Alcohol and the Teenage Brain: Avoiding Underage DUI

23 Apr

It doesn’t take a neuroscience degree to understand that the teenage brain functions much differently than the fully-developed adult brain. The prefrontal cortex is the section of the brain that controls judgments, weighs outcomes and controls emotions and impulses. Therefore, “under construction” teenage brains are more likely to take risks, seek out thrills, become consumed […]

Tips to Help You Avoid Emotional Driving

16 Apr

For many people, driving is a way to relieve stress, get away from negative situations, or clear their thoughts. But getting behind the wheel when your emotions are running high can be dangerous. Distracted driving isn’t just about texting, browsing the web, or eating a cheeseburger. Emotions can be very distracting for drivers and result […]

Why Driver Safety Statistics are Looking Brighter

22 Feb

Thousands of people lose their lives to traffic accidents every year, so it’s often difficult to feel optimistic when getting behind the wheel. However, there is a bright side to all this doom and gloom. Drivers are getting smarter, cars are getting safer, and the roads aren’t as deadly as they once were. According to […]

Safe and Cash Conscious: Great Cars for Young Drivers

8 Feb

Being a new driver on the road can be a stressful experience, and some cars are better equipped than others for minimizing stressful situations. Kiplinger is a Washington, DC-based business, financial forecaster and large-circulation magazine that regularly publishes about auto trends. The company has some great advice for first time drivers as to which cars […]

Our Online Driver Ed Guide: What Do We Offer in Your State?

28 Jan

First Time Driver is a resource offered by the American Safety Council designed to equip individuals with the tools and information that they need to get their first driver’s license. We offer a variety of courses across America to serve the needs of new drivers who are faced with different state requirements. To help you […]

Driving in Georgia: Understanding Joshua’s Law

22 Jan

As you may know, driver’s license laws vary from state to state and unfortunately are oftentimes put into place because of a local tragedy that has taken place. This is the case with Joshua’s Law, a Georgia-specific law that applies to sixteen-year-olds who want to get their driver’s license. Here’s a little bit of background […]