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Twelve driving tips for parents with new teen drivers

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 6, 2018 9:10:05 AM

Recently, my youngest daughter, McKenna, passed her driver’s test. She absolutely loves her newfound freedom. Sometimes, a bit too much! She isn’t afraid to drive anywhere. I’m constantly reminding her that she’s a new driver and that we need to continue working together on developing her driving skills. It's a fact: teenage drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group.

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Car Infotainment Centers: Safety Feature or Distraction?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 18, 2017 9:19:50 AM

On your drive home from work, are you reviewing your evening activities on your calendar, texting your friend, or speaking with your spouse on the phone? If so, you're being a distracted driver which can be deadly.

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This New Year’s resolution could save your life

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 6, 2015 9:24:00 AM

Do you text or check emails while you’re driving or sitting at a stoplight? When you go for a drive with your pet, are they on your lap or safely secured in the backseat?

All of these situations can lead to distracted driving which is becoming a serious epidemic in our country. Many people, however, feel distracted driving isn’t a big deal because, after all, it’s a way of life. We justify it by saying the consequences of distracted driving will never happen. As adults, we’re more experienced than teens and can do a better job driving distracted.

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Teen driving safety. A parent’s story

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 10, 2014 9:47:00 AM

On February 4, 2012, every parent's worst nightmare became a reality for several families, as well as the entire community of Campbellsport, WI. Three girls from the local high school were tragically killed in a horrific car accident caused by excessive speed.

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Talk to your teens about distracted driving

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 15, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Distracted driving is a serious and growing problem in our country, so it’s a good thing April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Move-Over Law designed to save lives

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 11, 2014 1:25:00 PM

For many of us in the Midwest, this winter has been brutal. Extremely cold temperatures and record snowfalls have put emergency responders out on the road and in harm’s way.

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Protect your teen drivers this summer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 18, 2013 11:15:00 AM

As a parent of a 16-year-old daughter, this summer brings a new experience. Yes, Hannah passed her driver’s exam in April and she is free to drive on her own. This means she can drive herself to work, volleyball practice, and cart around her 10-year-old sister.

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Tips and resources to help prevent distracted driving

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 30, 2013 9:39:00 AM

Seeing a distracted driver while you are on the road is becoming a common occurrence. According to Distraction.Gov, 3,331 people were killed in 2011 by distracted drivers. In addition 387,000 people were injured. This equates to 9 people killed and 1,060 people injured per day! Inexperienced drivers under the age of 20 are the most likely to be involved in these crashes. Unfortunately these numbers are only going to increase.

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Is distracted driving a world-wide problem?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 23, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Have you ever hit the brakes so hard that you felt like your foot was going through the floor? This happened to me after making a lane change in Milwaukee. I was not distracted, but traffic can stop you in your tracks immediately. Imagine your teen driver in this situation ... having to do this after they look up after sending a text message. Reaction time is significantly reduced when driving distracted. Remember that at 60 mph a car will travel approximately 100 ft per second.

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Distracted driving affects all of us

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 16, 2013 8:52:00 AM

Distracted driving is a serious and growing problem in our country that affects all of us. Distracted driving, as defined by dictionary.com, means “driving a vehicle while engaging in an activity that has the potential to distract the driver from the task of driving.”

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