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Oh the Places You’ll Go (Via the Interstate)

09/08/2016

There’s nothing like the freedom of a driver’s license. Just that one piece of plastic can open up a whole new world of possibilities for a teen. From driving yourself to school to taking a road trip across the country, a license allows for infinite travel possibilities. However, to travel far, you must learn how to drive on the interstate or freeway. Have you ever thought about how the entire United States is connected by veins of concrete...

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Keeping Your Cool Behind the Wheel this Summer

06/22/2016

No class, no homework…only a few summer reading books here and there. You’ve got the time and freedom to hang out with your friends, take exciting road trips and bask in the sun all you want. We all love living easy during summertime, but with that freedom also comes consequence and responsibility. The months of June, July and August are rated as the deadliest driving months for teens for a reason. AAA took a hard look at data...

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Driving Experience Makes the Final 2015 Stop in Atlanta

10/23/2015

Our last stop on the 2015 Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour was an excellent one! Over 300 teen drivers came out to Atlanta Motor Speedway to test their skills behind the wheel. Although many drivers are a little nervous before this exercise, the skid pad module remains a crowd favorite. Students learn what to do if the car starts to skid on wet pavement –a lesson many drivers don’t have a chance to learn until they experience it first-hand. When...

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The Talk

10/22/2015

Parents, it may be a conversation your teen doesn’t want to have with you, but it’s important to have “the talk” with your teen—the talk about safe driving that is. It’s the perfect time to start this conversation since October 18-24 is Teen Driver Safety Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens aged 15-19 in America, and in 2013 alone, 2,614 teen drivers were...

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Teens Drive Smart Steers into Charlotte

09/29/2015

We had an awesome weekend in Charlotte on our Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour! More than 360 teen drivers and their families joined us at the zMAX Dragway to learn safe driving maneuvers, care maintenance tips and much more! Participants learned how to maneuver slick roads, and what to do if the car starts to skid while they’re behind the wheel. This lesson is always a crowd favorite, and it helps the teen drivers gain confidence behind the wheel. ...

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Music City Teens Drive Smart

09/07/2015

We had an amazing weekend teaching teens to drive smart in Bridgestone’s hometown of Nashville! More than 400 teens and their families joined us at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Our participants tested their driving skills on slick surfaces and learned how to maneuver a vehicle in a skid situation. So many teens told us that they felt so much more confident behind the wheel after this experience. Nashville participants also put their knowledge to the test during...

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Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience Swings by the Windy City

08/30/2015

We had a great stop in Chicago on our Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour! More than 260 teen drivers joined us to learn the rules of the road, how to control a car and much more. Our participants learned the basics of car care, including how to check tire pressure and the seven basic fluids— washer fluid, brake fluid, engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and fuel. Since texting and driving is such a critical issue with teen...

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Teens Drive Smart Rolls Through the Twin Cities

08/17/2015

We had such a fun weekend in Minneapolis for the Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour! More than 360 teens and their families joined us at Canterbury Park, making it our biggest crowd so far this year. Our teen drivers learned first-hand the dangers of distracted driving. Driving selfies have become a troubling trend, and our participants got to experience why it is such a problem. Driving in wet conditions also can be treacherous. Our skid pad module taught our teen...

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Teens Drive Smart Makes a Pit Stop in Boston

07/28/2015

We had a fantastic stop in Boston on our Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour! More than 290 teens and their families joined us at Gillette Stadium for a fun-filled weekend of driving safety. Our teen participants had a blast, but we did have a few nervous parents. By the end of the day, they felt so much better about their teens being behind the wheel. Our teen drivers experienced actual skid situations and practiced how to maneuver through those situations...

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Teens Drive Smart in the Heart of America

07/03/2015

We just wrapped up another great weekend of the Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience tour in Kansas City. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend, and we were thrilled to host 275 teen drivers and their parents at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. We always enjoy getting to know our teen participants and their families, and this past weekend we met a particularly enthusiastic little brother. Our new buddy Michael was a quick learner and jumped in to help...

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