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National Safety Council Urges Parents to Stay Involved with Teen Drivers During Prom Season

A National Safety Council poll found that teen drivers are largely aware of the risks associated with driving while distracted, with more than half reporting that distraction by technology almost contributed to a crash or put themselves and others at risk.

AAA Study Finds Fatal Crashes Doubled After Washington State Legalized Marijuana

The research, released on May 10th, focused on fatal crashes among drivers in Washington state from 2012 to 2014.

Survey Reveals Majority of Drivers Still Multitask Behind the Wheel, Despite Knowing the Risks

The national survey reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of respondents have used their phone while driving on roads or residential streets, 40 percent have used their phones while cruising the highway and 86 percent have used their phone while at a stop light or in heavy traffic.

AAA Study Finds Driving Costs Have Hit Six-Year Low

This year, a driver can expect to spend 57 cents for each mile driven, approximately $713 per month, to cover the fixed and variable costs associated with owning and operating a car.

Driver Education Can Ease Winter Driving

National Safety Council’s “MyCarDoesWhat” campaign can provide valuable information for collision repair facilities to use in their customer education efforts.

Americans to Drive 25 Billion Miles This Holiday Season

Although they’re planning to drive 147 miles on average for the holiday season, many Americans are troubled by freezing temperatures and treacherous driving conditions that accompany the start of winter.

State Farm Asks Teens What Would Stop Them From Texting While Driving

The survey revealed that nearly all teens, more than 90 percent, say they understand texting while driving is distracting, yet 44 percent say they do it.

Kansas City Tops Annual Allstate Report as Safest Driving City

Kansas City’s drivers experience an auto collision every 13.3 years, which is 24.8 percent less likely than the national average of every 10 years.

US Miles Driven Nears 1 Trillion in First Quarter

April estimates show that the nation’s driving has increased steadily for 14 consecutive months.

AAA Study Finds Teen Drivers Put Everyone at Risk

While the overall number of teen crashes is down, the majority of people killed (66 percent) and injured (67 percent) in crashes involving a teen driver are people other than the teen themselves.

NSC Estimates Cellphones Involved in 27 Percent of All Crashes

The estimate includes crashes involving drivers who are texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cellphones.