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Identifying the Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers 2014

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2014 8:00am

Now that summer season is here, it's a good time to recognize that more teens will be obtaining their licenses during this time than other times of the year. More than ever, it is imperative to take precautionary measures to ensure teens’ safety behind the wheel. Because more teens obtain their driver’s licenses during the summer than any other season, their parents’ auto expenses also rise accordingly. The personal ...


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Back By Popular Demand: 2008 Bridgestone Safety Scholars Video Contest For Teens

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 4th, 2008 9:29pm

What do robots with road rage and text-messaging nutcracker dolls have in common? They were the stars of the teen-created winning videos of the 2007 Safety Scholars Video Contest sponsored by Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC. The company is again turning to America's teens for solutions presented in a creative format to help make roads safer for everyone. Bridgestone Firestone has just launched the ...


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Improve Teen Driver Safety with 'Rookie Driver' Symbol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Many parents feel defenseless in safeguarding their teenagers when they begin driving. There is one simple, yet important component often overlooked in improving teen driving safety: Identify the new driver's car. Parents can increase awareness of their teen driver by identifying their vehicle with a standardized 'rookie driver' symbol, advises Corinne Fortenbacher, president of Rookie DriverNet. The car ...


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This Just In: California Governor Bars Cellphone Use By Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 7:09pm

According to an article at the Los Angeles Times, California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will prohibit Californians under 18 from using cellphones, text message devices, and laptop computers while driving. The new law, which will take effect July 1, 2008, is meant to address the large number of traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries, Schwarzenegger said during a signing ...


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Cars are Dangerous

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 1st, 2007 5:41pm

I started my professional career more than 20 years ago as a typesetter working for Guns & Ammo Magazine. Quite frequently, when people heard where I worked, the group would divide into a pro-firearms/anti-gun debate, in which I was often accusingly asked "Would you have a gun in your house with children?!" My response was, "Well, I have car keys, bleach, and kitchen knives." My opinion on ...


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10 Rules for New Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2007 8:37pm

by Jenny Trostel, Owner, Saab of Baltimore In 19 months and 5 days, my son will begin driving. I know this because he reminds me everyday. Since I own an automotive dealership, he repeatedly asks me what kind of car he will get when he turns 16 years old. As I cringe, I tell him whatever he can afford. But I know that is not the truth. I know that I will break down and give him a very safe car and I will make sure ...


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