Thursday, September 15, 2011
Teen Driving Restrictions Little Impact
Research shows that deadly car accidents aren't really about driver age but driver experience.
States with strict teenager driving laws wanted to separate novice drivers from dangerous situations. Basically since its inception in 1996, drivers of graduated programs were linked to 1,348 fewer fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers but 1,086 more fatal crashes involving 18-year-old drivers.
This means restrictions on driving only limits exposure to risky situations but eventually those kids will have to navigate those situations - and that's where the trouble is born.