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FUEL FOR THE MINDFUL DRIVER – Driving Under the Influence of Friends.

This article points out the dangers of not having your whole attention on your driving and in this moment. Teens are especially prone to distraction while driving, but none of us are immune.

Article from the Association for Psychological Science,

Driving Under the Influence of Friends is Risky for Teens

Driving under the Influence of Teens From Association for Psychological ScienceTeen drivers are far more likely die in car accidents when they drive with friends. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a teen driver’s risk of death per mile driven increases by 44% with one teen passenger in the car and quadruples with three or more teen passengers. As a result, many states now have laws limiting the number of passengers allowed in a car with a teen driver.

Crash data has long shown that driving with peers dramatically increases the odds of fatal crashes for teens, particularly males, but researchers have been unable to pinpoint exactly why some teens’ driving behavior spins out of control in the presence of their friends.

A recent study by a team of psychological scientists…   Read more


An illustration of the dangers of not practicing Mindful Driving.

Just a reminder that BC’s graduated driver licensing limits the number of passengers that a  Novice driver can have in the car for this reason –  1 passenger only (immediate family exempt) unless with supervisor age 25+ with a valid Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 licence.​