Teen Driving Statistics

Written by Melih Oztalay

As a parent, if you search for any information about Teen Driving Statistics you will find statistics similar to those below. I have reviewed various websites to summarizerepparttar information from these sources, however, please feel free to searchrepparttar 102701 web for “teen driving statistics” for more websites and information on this subject.

The information allows us to ponder if teen driving needs to be revisited on a national level. How are teen drivers being educated by driving schools? Do we need to increaserepparttar 102702 amount of time for driver training? How about requiring higher levels of car driving education (not just traffic education, but how do drive a car education)? Should driver’s licenses only be issued at age 18? What arerepparttar 102703 economic implications to increasingrepparttar 102704 driving age? We will visit these questions inrepparttar 102705 next article. For now we need to understand what is happening on our roads today.

We know thatrepparttar 102706 current requirements for driver education are not sufficient. Both commercially and by parents. We can add that a younger age teen is not mature enough to control a vehicle and might as well be considered to be driving a deadly weapon. Teens with permit licenses are driving with their parents in an unmarked family vehicle only increaserepparttar 102707 likelihood of accidents. Using car magnets that are thick, reflective forrepparttar 102708 night and are durable can help reduce this likelihood. These types of auto safety magnets can be found at Auto Safety Magnets. Identifying these almost 2 million vehicles onrepparttar 102709 road should be a requirement on a national level.

As parents we must takerepparttar 102710 responsibility of protecting our children. Should you reconsider your decisionrepparttar 102711 next time your teen asks to takerepparttar 102712 car?

The Facts from reliable Sources National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

In 2003, 3,657 (3,827 in 2002) drivers 15 to 20 years old were killed, and an additional 308,000 (324,000 in 2002) were injured, in motor vehicle crashes. Nearly 31 percent of teen drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2003 had been drinking and 74 percent of this group was not wearing their safety belts.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) for Teen Drivers

Written by Melih Oztalay

The crash risk is highest for drivers 16 years of age due to their immaturity and limited driving experience. A series of five research papers published in a September 2002 supplement of Injury Prevention address reducingrepparttar crash risk among young drivers. The papers make a compelling case for graduated driver licensing (GDL),repparttar 102700 system of laws and practices that gradually introduce young drivers intorepparttar 102701 driving population.

Graduated Driver License programs can be found in 31 states aroundrepparttar 102702 country. The GDL program permit young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges and are generally targeted towards 14 – 17 year old teen drivers.

Most states require an adult with a valid driver’s license be present whenrepparttar 102703 teen is driving. Additionallyrepparttar 102704 teen driver is required to enroll in a certified Drivers Ed course and must hold a learner’s permit for at least 3 – 6 months before taking an “operators driving license” test.

It is during these 3 – 6 months when teen drivers with learner’s permits mostly driverepparttar 102705 family vehicle with their parents. While GDL programs allowrepparttar 102706 teen driver to gain experience in a family vehicle with a parent, other drivers are not aware who is behindrepparttar 102707 wheel of this vehicle.

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