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Teen Driving
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
04/18/2008
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Car crashes are the leading cause of teen death in the state

 

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A recent rash of accidents involving teens has led to some new legislation - aimed at keeping young drivers safe.

Although the state has existing graduated licensing laws - which include passenger restrictions, curfews and increased supervised driver training - loopholes in the legislation are allowing teens to drive who have been in recent accidents, even involving DUI's.

Although car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in Connecticut, national research shows that the number of accidents has gone down, especially with 46 states now adopting the graduated licensing systems.

Today, where we live, we'll talk to experts who study injury prevention, and the habits of young drivers. We’ll also talk with a mother who lost her son in an accident and now advocates for safe driving for teens.

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