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More teens are dying behind the wheel — how NJ’s bucking the trend

A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds fatal crashes involving teen drivers spiked up about 10 percent across the nation last year — but in New Jersey they decreased.

The report, Mission Not Accomplished: Teen Safe Driving, the Next Chapter, recommends other states follow the graduated driver license model developed in New Jersey.

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Teen-Involved Crash Deaths Spike 10%

Teen-involved crash deaths spiked 10% in 2015, with teen drivers 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. The report also sheds light on data...

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Be a Hero. End Impaired Driving

Can you fly? Can you travel at the speed of light? Can you see through walls? No? You’re still a hero in our eyes.

In advance of this Labor Day weekend, we’re launching a brand new PSA highlighting everyday heroes. People like you and me who save lives by simply making good decisions. Now that’s a super power.

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NJ parents explain why teens driving worry them more than sex or drugs

A new survey finds parents in New Jersey and across the country worry more about their teens driving than anything else — including drug use and sex.

The Harris Poll survey, commissioned by Chevrolet, finds 55 percent of parents with teens worry about their child driving. Drugs and alcohol worried 52 percent or parents most, while sexual activity worried 49 percent and academic performance worried 53 percent.

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Report Urges Tired Drivers to Get Some Sleep, Stay off Roads

A new report released today gives a startling new look at the growing threat of drowsy drivers on the road, urging Americans to just get some sleep.

With an estimated 83.6 million Americans admitting to sleeping less than the recommended daily seven to eight hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) said today that puts one in four drivers at risk of falling sleep at the wheel.

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Pokémon Go crash is proof that texting and driving has gone too far

So a driver crashed into a tree while playing Pokémon Go on his smartphone in Auburn, N.Y. No one saw that coming, right?

Luckily, the driver only broke an ankle this time and didn’t hurt anyone else. But you can bet his accident won’t be the last — and it’s not Squirtle who’s to blame. It’s careless drivers who think they can fiddle with smartphones and drive at the same time. But it’s also because neither the federal government nor smartphone industry gives a rip about texting and driving.

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Senior Promise 2016; Safety Campaign Targets Prom, Graduation and Summer Driving

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ–(Marketwired – May 03, 2016) – Prom and graduation season are upon us. It’s an exciting time for the class of 2016, unfortunately it’s also a deadly time. According to National Highway Safety Association statistics, the summer months typically show a spike in fatal car crashes involving teens. National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (“NFTSD”) has launched “Senior Promise 2016,” a campaign that underscores the importance for both teens and adults to make smart choices that can save lives.

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Are you distracting your kid behind the wheel?

None of us want our teenagers texting or talking on the phone while driving, but parents may be among the biggest reasons young drivers are so distracted behind the wheel.

In a new survey from the National Safety Council, released in conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month, more than half of teens said they “feel pressure from their families to drive distracted.”

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