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2012-06-29 10:20:24

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm applauds members of Congress for passing The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II (H.R. 4348) and including a grant program to encourage states to adopt comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws. Graduated Driver Licensing laws help strengthen the driving skills of eligible teenagers across the U.S. GDL laws introduce driving privileges to young novice drivers over time, providing opportunities...

2012-03-23 06:20:27

SEATTLE, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll from PEMCO Insurance shows that Oregon parents mean business when it comes to enforcing driving restrictions for their teen drivers. Data from the Northwest's largest locally based personal-lines insurer reveals 58 percent of parents go beyond the rules imposed by Oregon's graduated licensing laws, and 52 percent think the state should enforce stricter consequences for those who violate teen-driving laws. In Oregon, graduated...

Restrictions Do Little To Prevent Fatal Crashes
2011-09-14 13:27:19

  Tougher state laws that have placed restrictions on teenage driving, requiring them to “graduate” from an intermediate license to a full license have seemed to prevent fatal crashes involving teens, but only among the youngest drivers, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study showed that restricting nighttime driving and number of passengers in a car were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes among...

2011-09-13 23:13:46

The use of stronger graduated driver licensing programs for 16- to 19-year old drivers in the U.S. that included restrictions on nighttime driving and allowed passengers were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes among 16-year old drivers, but a higher incidence among 18-year olds, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA. "Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for teenagers. From 2000-2008, more than 23,000 drivers, and 14,000...

2011-03-23 06:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Important new changes to Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program are taking effect on March 30, 2011. Under the new law -- which AAA Michigan strongly supported -- teenage drivers with a Level 2 license will have to comply with new driving restrictions. These include limits on the number of passengers in a vehicle and shorter nighttime driving hours. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CL67889LOGO ) Under the...

2011-03-14 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of US senators and representatives have introduced legislation to the new Congress that would establish federal driver's licensing standards for a high risk auto insurance group: beginning drivers. Statistics show that teenagers are four times more likely to get into a crash than older drivers, and car insurance companies routinely charge younger drivers more for coverage in order to compensate for the increased risk....

2010-12-21 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's governor last week signed into law greater restrictions on how and when beginning motorists in the state can drive legally. OnlineAutoInsurance.com commends the Michigan legislators for successfully pushing for greater road safety. With the new restrictions, motorists in stage two of the graduated licensing process can only drive between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. and can carry only one non-family passenger under the age of 21....

2010-09-28 15:02:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of children killed in teen-related crashes joined others affected by such all-too-common incidents, safety advocates and a leading research expert today in the U.S. Capitol to put a face on a stubborn public health epidemic and urge quick passage of the STANDUP Act (HR 1895/ S.3269). STANDUP would set minimum standards for state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws for beginning teen drivers, many of which are not currently...

2010-08-02 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on the views of parents of 15-18 year olds, reveals astoundingly high levels of support for stronger driving laws, including raising the age for learner's permits and licenses for beginning teen drivers, and more stringent nighttime driving and passenger restrictions. The survey asked 1200 parents about the components of state graduated driver licensing programs. As...