Teenage drivers have a greater crash risk than experienced adults. Community and legislative  outreach techniques have tried to decrease this risk, but were left with mixed results.

Over the past decade, the number of teens in the U.S. killed driving smaller, older vehicles has stayed almost unchanged, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study.

During the years 2013 through 2017, over a quarter of teenage drivers killed in crashes were driving mini, micro or small cars. Almost two-thirds were behind the wheel of 6-15-year old vehicles which indicates nearly no change when you compare it with 2008 through 2012. In both time periods, adults fatally injured crashed in larger, newer vehicles a lot more frequently than teenagers.

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If you’re thinking about buying a bike, be prepared for a long wait. According to Fox Business, we can expect a bike shortage to continue through 2021.

As Covid-19 spreads throughout cities in the U.S. and discourages the use of subways and buses, many people are starting to turn to a different mode of transportation – bikes.

Nationwide bicycle and equipment sales and repair services have increased twice as much as this same time last year. Some sales statistics that same month include:

  • Fitness and commuter bikes increased by 66%
  • Children’s bikes increased by 59%
  • Leisure bikes increased by 121%
  • Electric bikes increased by 85%

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Transporting children safely to school, home, and on countless field trips is a number one priority for schools. Connected school buses can help with that.

Without effective communication with school buses, minor incidents can escalate quickly. Creating connected school buses can help to eliminate many of the common communication concerns that make minor issues far more complex.

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