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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 […]

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 […]

The New California Undocumented Driver’s License Law

25 Mar

In case you haven’t been reading about it in the news lately, a new California law went into effect in January that extends legal driving privileges to undocumented immigrants. Although California is the tenth state to allow formerly undocumented immigrants to get a license, it’s significant because the state has one of the largest undocumented […]

What is the “Driving While Black” App, and What Does it Do?

20 Feb

A mobile smartphone app called “Driving While Black” was sure to spark controversy in the hearts and minds of drivers as soon as it was released. But the developers insist that the app can help drivers of all races and backgrounds understand their civil rights and be more prepared for traffic stops with police. Here’s […]

Will DUI Apps Help Drivers to Avoid Accidents and Arrest?

15 Feb

Drunk driving continues to be a major problem in America, but no matter how scary the statistics are, inebriated drivers continue to get behind the wheel. In today’s modern age, we rely on technology to solve many of our problems and to keep us informed, organized, and entertained. Some app developers have been investigating whether […]

Slow Left Lane Driving: The Law and Why It’s So Dangerous

1 Feb

Slow left lane drivers are a pet peeve for many people on the road. Are you one of them? But not only is slow left lane driving annoying, it can also be really dangerous. Many people drive in the left lane on a regular basis and don’t even realize they’re breaking the law. But believe […]

Is “Social Media While Driving” the New Texting?

31 Jan

We always hear about the dangers of texting and driving, but is texting really the problem? Or do the larger problems lie with other actions on those hand-held electronic devices? Here’s what a recent survey revealed and what it means for drivers on the road today. Increases in Phone Use Despite all the anti-texting and […]

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 […]

Texting While Driving in Florida: Are the Laws Changing?

10 Jan

Using a mobile phone while driving isn’t just unsafe, it’s illegal and punishable by fines in many states. However, many of the fines are so small that they’re easy to ignore. Texting and driving is a difficult violation to enforce, and police forces around the country have struggled to make drivers put their phones away […]