9 Summer Driving Risks for Teen Drivers

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Jun 5, 2019

    Whether it’s day or night, sunny or pouring rain, free of traffic or heavily congested, maneuvering the road as a driver requires attention, experience and just a bit of luck. And while the risks that come with driving will always exist, they are somehow magnified when it’s summer — especially for teen drivers.

    Over the past five years, according to AAA, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the period that has become known as the “100 Deadliest Days,” when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. In particular, the average number of deaths from crashes involving teen drivers ages 15-18 was 17% higher per day compared to other days of the year.

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    10 School Zone Driving Safety Tips for Back-To-School Season

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Aug 23, 2018

    The end of summer tends to means one thing for many kids and parents:

    School is back in session.

    Drivers can expect a number of changes on the road: more school buses picking up children, cars double-parked before and after school, and the return of crossings guard in school zones as kids march along to a new day of learning. In 2016, there were 5,987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the U.S., up from 5,495 in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    With this in mind, look below to find 10 tips for drivers this back-to-school season.

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    National Teen Driver Safety Week: What you can do

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    For teen drivers still assimilating to the road, practicing safe habits can mean the difference between avoiding accidents and their fallout, and driving longevity. However, many teen drivers continue to be distracted and put themselves and others at risk.

    In 2015, 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles were involved in fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes; an estimated 99,000 teen passenger vehicle drivers were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. What can we do to lower these numbers?

    This year, on October 15-21, 2017, National Teen Driver Safety Week has information for parents who may be unsure how to approach the subject with their teen drivers. Multiple campaigns fall under National Teen Driver Safety Week, so here's what you need to know:

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