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teen safety MADD sponsor

MOTOsafety Supports “Walk Like MADD” 5K Walk Events in Tucson & Phoenix

  • By Dave Holland

  • September 06, 2016

Inexperience and speed are two of the most common factors in collisions involving teen drivers. In addition to eliminating drunk driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)…

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Taking the Car to College

  • By Dave Holland

  • August 31, 2016

The start of a new college school year has arrived, and your young adult is excited for the next adventure. Your college student is probably thinking…

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setting boundaries for a teen driver

MOTOSafety Back-to-School Checklist

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • August 12, 2016

The class schedule is printed and ready to go. You bought everything on the teacher supply list. The new fall fashions are hanging in your teen’s…

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teaching teens to share the road

Teaching Your Teen Driver to Share the Road

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • August 01, 2016

If you have a teen driver on the road, it is time to return to an old lesson: sharing. It has probably been some time since…

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teen and tire safety

What to Teach Your Teen about Tire Safety

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • July 13, 2016

Does your teen know how to maintain their tires? Driver’s Education programs offer great preparation and training for teen drivers. However, the focus is usually on…

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teens driving in traffic safely

Our Traffic Safety Message Carries with It Far-Reaching Implications

  • By Lisa Robinson

  • July 01, 2016

For the last 15½ years, there has been at least one traffic fatality on roads in Texas every single day. Texas leads the nation in car…

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know if your teen is driving safely

How to Use Flexible Alerts to Support Your Teen Driver

  • By MOTOsafety

  • June 14, 2016

Once your teen starts driving on their own, it can be hard to strike a balance between hovering and protecting. Although MOTOsafety allows you to locate…

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setting summer driving rules with a teenager

Is Your Teen Driver Ready for Summer Vacation?

  • By MOTOsafety

  • June 01, 2016

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and teens are looking forward to long days without school. This is the season for hanging out with friends,…

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teenager accident preparation

Prepare Your Teen for the 100 Deadliest Days

  • By MOTOsafety

  • May 15, 2016

Memorial Day marks the beginning of many summer trends. However, in the midst of pool openings, barbeques, and vacation planning, a much less celebrated trend begins…

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teach teens the importance of seatbelts

Parents Have a Significant Impact on Seat Belt Safety

  • By MOTOsafety

  • May 1, 2016

The statistics are against teen drivers when it comes to seat belt safety. According to the CDC, teenagers are the most likely age group to get…

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teens driving drunk alcohol

Talking to Your Teen about Underage Drinking

  • By MOTOsafety

  • April 15, 2016

An ounce of preparation, as Ben Franklin so wisely noted, truly is worth a pound of cure. This fundamental idea is never more important than when…

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teach teens to maintain their own car

Keep Your Car Running Safely with MOTOsafety Maintenance Schedules

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • April 01, 2016

Does your family have a hard time keeping up with oil changes or other routine service for your vehicles? With MOTOsafety Maintenance Schedules, you can stay-up-to…

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teaching teens driving confidence

Scared to Drive: Should Your Teen Wait?

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • March 15, 2016

Is your teen afraid to start driving? They are not alone. In fact, many teens are choosing to delay getting their driver’s license. This might make…

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learning to use teen gps tracking

Become a MOTOsafety Expert by Attending Our Webinar

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • March 03, 2016

If you have recently purchased a MOTOsafety device, you might be wondering if you are using the device to its full potential. MOTOsafety was designed as…

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teach a teen to drive

Creating a Successful Coaching Partnership with Your Teen

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • February 17, 2016

When you coach your teen driver with MOTOsafety, you want them to learn how to evaluate and correct their own driving habits. If you take certain…

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teen drivers program

Understanding the IMPACT Texas Teen Drivers Program (ITTD)

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • February 02, 2016

Michelle and her son were excited for his Texas driving skills exam. He had practiced diligently and was ready to go. However, when they arrived at…

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teach a teen to drive in winter

Winter Driving Tips for Teens

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • January 15, 2016

A parent’s first instinct is to keep teens at home when winter weather hits, and this might be the right decision. New drivers are certainly not…

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teens and drowsy driving

Drowsy Driving: Is Your Teen at Risk?

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • January 04, 2016

If you have discussed safe driving habits with your teen, you probably took time to warn them about alcohol. However, there is a risk just as…

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lower a teens car insurance

How to Lower Your Car Insurance Rate Using MOTOsafety

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • December 15, 2015

Your teen has had a learner’s permit for months, and you have made it through the preparation for the road test. You might be feeling a…

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Tracking on the Go With a Mobile App

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • December 01, 2015

MOTOsafety offers peace of mind for parents who have teen drivers on the road. But what if you don’t have time to watch your computer? Most…

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teens and alcohol and drugs

Impaired Driving Can Affect Mental Health

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 23, 2015

Most of us know about the short term effects on mental ability and judgement that impaired driving causes, but these are not the only dangers. The…

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teens driving on the highway

Highway Driving: 4 Tips to Keep Yourself Safe

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 15, 2015

It’s what every teen anticipates when they turns 16: a shiny new driver’s license, and a shiny new car. The prospect of getting behind the wheel…

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talking to your teen about driving safe

Talking With Your Teen about the MOTOsafety Device

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 1, 2015

If you are considering a MOTOsafety device, you might have one important question lingering and holding you back: How do you discuss this with your teen…

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teen driver safety

Avoid Impaired Driving: A Reminder for National Teen Driver Safety Week 2015

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • October 08, 2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is October 18-24, 2015, and we are helping to spread the word about the National Highway Traffic Administration’s (NHTSA) “5…

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Teaching Teens to Drive

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • September 15, 2015

One of the scariest parenting tasks you will ever have to take on is preparing your teen to get a driver’s license. As you try to…

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teen driving to school

Back to School Driving Safety

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • September 01, 2015

As the summer winds down and classrooms are opened, you might have a new back-to-school concern: driving safety. Do you have a high school or college…

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setting safety standards for a teen

Setting Expectations for Safety

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • August 15, 2015

Everyone is excited to take that first drive alone after passing the drivers test. However, before cutting your teen loose on the road, it is important…

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keep a teen safe on the road

On Their Own: Keeping Teens Safe on the Road

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • August 01, 2015

Once your teen has passed the driving test, pride and fear set into your mind at the same time. You are proud of the accomplishment, but…

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seniors improving reaction time

Top Exercises to Improve Your Reaction Time

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • July 22, 2015

The difference between a life-threatening (or at the least wallet-straining) auto accident can be milliseconds. Here are the top exercises you can incorporate into your daily…

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teen driving test help

Set Your Teen up for a Successful Driving Test

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • July 15, 2015

After many hours of training and coaching your teen, it is finally time to schedule a drivers test. You might be just as nervous about the…

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evaluating your teen's driving

How are your teen’s driving skills?

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • July 01, 2015

Getting your teen ready for the driving test can be harder than you anticipated. While the written exam was in the familiar format of a book…

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driving safe in the spring

Spring Driver Safety Tips

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • June 22, 2015

It finally happened. The long, seemingly endless winter came to an end and spring is here. If you’re a driver, you’ve got to change gears, and…

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why to use a drivers log

How to Use a Driving Log to Coach Your Teen

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • June 15, 2015

Teaching your teen to drive can be rewarding and stressful at the same time. Who wouldn’t want a little help with the process? When you use…

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how to fill out a driving log

Why You Should Keep a Driving Log for Your Teen

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • June 01, 2015

Your teen has passed the permit test, and it’s time to start practicing. Now what? No one ever trained you to become a driving instructor. You…

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teen drivers permit

Is Your Teen Ready for a Drivers Permit?

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • May 15, 2015

One of the scariest moments of your parenting journey is the day your teenager is handed a driver’s permit. In your years of teaching and correcting…

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teen getting a drivers permit

Getting a Drivers Permit

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • May 01, 2015

So it’s time for your teen to test for his drivers permit. The proud parent in you hopes that he passes the first time; the worried…

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how to get a drivers licence

The Path to Getting Your Driver’s License: The Step-by-Step Course

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • April 07, 2015

Have you ever taken a step back and thought about what goes in to getting a driver’s license in this day and age? For the teen,…

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teen driving contract

Talking Safety and Responsibility with Your Teen Driver (FREE Download!)

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • March 20, 2015

The time has come – your teen is ready to drive. And it seems like only yesterday she was taking her first steps. Where did the…

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teenagers car insurance costs

Teen Drivers and Car Insurance: What’s Driving the Cost and What You Can Do About It

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • February 12, 2015

At MOTOsafety, we want to do our best to help you keep your teen safe on the road AND hopefully eliminate some of your stress along…

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teens driving in the snow

Winter Driving Safety Part III: The Holidays

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 26, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Part III: The Holidays Part Three of A Three-Part Blog Series From Thanksgiving to New Years, the holidays are a time of love…

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teach a teen to drive in a blizzard

Winter Driving Safety Part II: Winterizing Your Car

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 26, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Part II: Winterizing Your Car Part Two of A Three-Part Blog Series It’s always a good idea to make sure your family vehicles…

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teens driving through a snow storm

Winter Driving Safety Part I: Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 25, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Part I: Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions Part One of A Three-Part Blog Series Old Man Winter is back and he wants to…

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teen driver safety week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • October 19, 2014

Shining the Spotlight on the Dangers Teen Drivers Face, and How You Can Help The terrible truth – motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of…

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teen driving blog

Welcome to the MOTOsafety Safe Driving Blog!

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • October 01, 2014

Welcome to the MOTOsafety Safe Driving Blog! On behalf of everyone on the MOTOsafety team, I would like to personally thank you for visiting our site…

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keep a senior safe on the road

Making sure aging drivers are safe on the road

  • By Dave Holland

  • February 09, 2017

If you are caring for a senior adult who is driving, you might be apprehensive about their safety. You want to let them live as an…

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teaching teens to drive safely

Teaching your teen to be polite on the road

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • December 21, 2016

Driver training usually begins with learning the law. The test for the learner’s permit is all about laws, and this is the focus of most parents…

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road rage in teens

Preventing Road Rage in Teens

  • By Dave Holland

  • December 05, 2016

Emotions can run high on the road and cause drivers to make poor and dangerous decisions. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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teens and distracted driving

Distracted Driving Quiz

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 23, 2016

We have all been there – cell phone buzzing with an incoming message or call, or you’re running late for work and bring your coffee or…

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preparing a teen for a driving emergency

Preparing for Emergencies: What To Do If Stranded

  • By Dave Holland

  • November 21, 2016

Every driver dreads finding themselves on the side of the road with a car that has broken down. For teen drivers who are still learning the…

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car maintenance tips for teens

Basic Car Maintenance Tips for Teens

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • November 07, 2016

If your teen or college student is driving a car equipped with MOTOsafety, they have an advantage when it comes to keeping their car in great…

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accident tips for teens

What To Do In An Accident

  • By Dave Holland

  • October 24, 2016

When you send your teen out on their own, you should send them well-trained to avoid accidents. However, you should also send them well-prepared to handle…

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teaching defensive driving

Teaching Your Teen Defensive Driving Skills

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • October 03, 2016

As the parent of a teen driver, you do all that you can to teach your child to drive safely. So why are you so worried…

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teen driving lessons

When Your School Cancels Driver’s Ed

  • By Dave Holland

  • September 23, 2016

There is a growing trend among states and schools to discontinue driver’s ed programs. The high cost of administering classes, combined with skepticism over how much…

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improve a teens driving

The Newegg Blog: MOTOsafety, the smart sensor that improves driving

  • By Jana Rhodes

  • September 16, 2016

(Excerpted from The Newegg Blog. Original post published Sept. 14, 2016.) by Gregory Rice With electronic monitoring technology becoming a staple in auto production today, it’s…

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