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Proactive Driving With I Drive Smart
September 19, 2012 · No Comments

Here at I Drive Smart, we’re all about Proactive Driving. People throw those words around quite a bit, so it’s probably worth taking a moment to talk about what they really mean. To put it simply, Proactive Driving is about keeping yourself safe on the road. First and foremost, you need to learn how to effectively operate the controls inside your motor vehicle. Secondly, you need to know the rules and regulations that govern how you drive. This is all well and good, but guess what?

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Father of Drunk Driving Victim Offers Scholarships to Alcohol-Free Teens
June 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

If you've never heard of Leo McCarthy, allow us to introduce him. Mr. McCarthy is a lifelong Butte, Montana resident who has worked in insurance since 1987. That is not what makes this man unique, however. In 2007, Mr. McCarthy lost his daughter, Mariah, when she was struck and killed by a 20-year old drunk driver. Instead of letting his grief get the better of him or seeking revenge, Mr. McCarthy resolved not to allow his daughter to simply become another statistic. Instead, at Mariah's memorial service, he created a remarkable legacy for both himself and his daughter.

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Keeping Teens Safe at Graduation: Tips for Seniors at Beach Week
May 19, 2012 · No Comments

Graduation season is an exciting time for all those receiving their diplomas and their families. However, given teenagers’ excitement about graduation and the newfound freedom of summer after high school, it is also one of the riskiest times for teen drivers. In this post, we offer some helpful strategies to ensure that your child can have both a safe and fun trip to Beach Week or Senior Week.

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Parents Aren’t Alone in Teaching a New Driver
July 21, 2011 · No Comments

Graduates of medical school are not expected to immediately perform surgery. Instead, they take what they learned through their education and are asked to adapt it to real world scenarios with the help of a more experienced doctor to show them the path. At iDrive, we believe this philosophy should be replicated in other fields, especially something that can be as potentially dangerous as driving.

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Getting a permit means putting in the hours
July 14, 2011 · No Comments

In our previous blog entry, we talked about how driving for teens offers freedom, but that responsibility comes with it too.

Teens in New York State, and in several other states across the country, are now faced with the requirement of completing 50 hours of supervised driving, up from the previous 18 required (with 15 of those hours mandated to occur after sunset).

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The 100 Deadliest Days for Drivers
June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

During the carefree summer months, it’s not surprising to find many teens hanging by the pool, shopping at the mall or catching the latest blockbuster. However, these carefree summer months aren’t without its dangers, as they have actually been nicknamed "the 100 deadliest days for drivers."

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Parent Guide for Teaching Your to Teenager to Drive - Introduction
January 07, 2011 · No Comments

With freedom, comes responsibility.  How do you teach a 16 year old to be safe and courteous behind the wheel of an automobile?  Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to teach your teenager the responsibilities of driving.  Driver education at its best is a team effort involving schools, communities, students and families.

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Inattentive Driving - Are you a distracted driver?
December 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’ve all been guilty of inattentive driving at some point in our lives.  Whether you are distracted by the playful banter of your friends in the back seat, or your toddler’s vociferous demands for that must have toy or treat, as driver’s we should always be mindful of focusing our attention to the task at hand – driving safely.

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