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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teen Driving Fatalities Lowest in New York, New Jersey

According to a report (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5941a2.htm) by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatalities among drivers age 16-17 are the lowest in New York and New Jersey.

The reason for this is simple: New York and New Jersey both have rigorous requirements for their licensing/graduated driver's license programs, including passenger restrictions and limited night time driving. The fatality rate for teen drivers age 16-17 for New York and New Jersey is roughly 10 per 100,000 people that age, compared to Wyoming, which averages to 60 per 100,000.

What does this all mean? It means that graduated driver's licensing programs along with adequate driver education works. Though teens in these states may have learner's permit and driver's license restrictions, what’s clear is: the stages of a GDL program will only give new drivers more time to prepare to become safe drivers in the future.

Learn more about Graduated Driver Licensing Laws: A Comparison

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