You can’t do more than 1 thing at a time – The Multitasking Myth!

Teen Driving Solutions Debunks the Multitasking Myth When Driving Anyone of any age cannot multitask when driving or when doing anything else for that matter Teen Driving Solutions Appears on WFMY CBS Greensboro Today Our Founder and President – Dan Wagner and one of our amazing graduates, Casey Perkins appeared today on WFMY, the CBS affiliate in Greensboro!       They were both superstars and represented the organizations in such a great way.  Thanks Dan and Casey! The topics of the segment were the impact of distraction on our performance in general as well as in driving, and what it’s like to go through our program.   That’s where Casey came in.  She did a fantastic job representing teens who have been through Teen Driving Solutions School Advanced Safe Driver Program.  She described what she learned from becoming a TDSS Family Member and shared why teens and parents should
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Study: Voice-Texting Dangerous Behind the Wheel

Posted: Apr 23, 2013 4:26 PM EDT By Mark Kelly – bio | email Lynchburg, VA – A new study is warning drivers about texting on the roads. But, this time the warning is about voice-to-text technology, like iPhone’s Siri. Siri and others like it are more hands-free than the old-fashion texting with your fingers, but does that mean it’s safe to use on the road? According to this study, recording a text message by speaking in to your phone isn’t any safer than typing texts when you’re behind the wheel. Texas A&M Transportation Institute did the research and, ABC 13 did an experiment of our own. To do our own little voice-texting experiment, we enlisted help from Ken Frederick, a driving instructor. The pressure was on. “You got me nervous here, Ken,” said Mark Kelly, reporter. The goal: weave in and out of an obstacle course of cones while using the voice-to-text gadget
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Common Myths Parents Have About Driving and Safety

Myth #1 – Parents today believe their teen will wreck their first car because they did: Most parents we speak with do believe their teenager will wreck their first car.  They follow that statement by saying, “I did”.  These parents see crashing as a legitimate form of learning.  These parents also hold the same feelings of invincibility as their teens because they fail to see the possibility that the wreck they are expecting will be a fatal or life altering incident. A mom I know is one of those people who is always on the phone while driving (and she’s a nurse).  Her daughter has just gotten her drivers permit.  I’ve talked with them many times about putting her through our program.  They say they want to do that and say it would be good for her but never register.  Two weeks ago, I saw a photo on Facebook that
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Did You See that Stop Sign? Distracted Driving Teenagers

Distracted Driving Teenagers Tips Due to your limited driving education, training and experience you can’t afford to get caught up with distractions in or outside your vehicles.  However, as a teenager, the biggest problem will be realizing the importance of that statement because quite frankly, if you think you can safely drive and text or talk on the phone, you’re already distracted.  If you think you can safely drive without taking the time to put your seat belt on, you’re distracted.  If you think you can drive safely simply because you’ve done it to this point, you know where the brake and gas pedals are and you can steer in a straight line, you’re already distracted.  Distracted from the truth about the dangers and risks you face. What does distracted from the truth mean?  You as a teenager at some point in your life found yourself in trouble with mom and
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You’re Swerving on the Road Dad! Tips for Parents Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Parents When you think about “distracted driving”, you’ve been conditioned to think in terms of cell phones and texting.  However, it is time to start seeing this in a much broader scope because of the danger distractions represent to ALL drivers on the road. To set the stage for a broader thinking approach, consider the following fact: At 55 mph, your vehicle travels 60 feet per second AND Taking your eyes off the road for just 2 seconds means you have traveled 120 feet totally unaware of what is happening around you. Therefore, with respect to “distractions”, all drivers should consciously consider these questions:  How long does it take you to locate and adjust the heat or a/c controls? How long does it take you to find and remove the French Fry from the fast food bag? How long do you spend finding a new radio station or
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