Tough State Laws = Lesser Grave Crashes
By Correy Putton
Tough state laws when it comes to driving may be something that teenage drivers would not welcome with open arms. But then again, a study that has just been conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety did say that those states with tougher laws actually have lesser grave crashes. This just reflects that such laws may not be quite a big deal for some but they do help out a lot keep teens and other motorists safe while driving.
Brad Roeber is the president for the Chicago arm of the AAA. On this new study, he says, "Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death for teens in the United States, and roughly 1,000 16-year-old drivers are involved in fatal crashes each year. This study was commissioned to understand the ability of legislation to make a difference on teen driver safety. Based on the research results, the impact of GDL programs is highly impressive."
There are actually seven basic elements for the GDL (Graduated Driver Licensing) system. And these basic elements were considered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety when they tackled the study that covered several states all across the United States. After all, it is quite important to study about these things for we all would be looking at lost lives which are quite impossible to replace compared to Dynomax auto parts which when damaged can be easily substituted.
The seven elements are: a person must at least be 16 years old at the very least before they actually are given a learner's permit; the driver must have the learner's permit for at least six whole months before they are actually given a driver's license that would allow them to drive without having any experienced driver to supervise him or her; when the driver is still learning, there is a requirement that he should have at least 30 hours of driving practice while being supervised by an experienced driver after which he would be granted a certification; a person should at least be 16 years and six months old before he is given a driver's license and this is called the intermediate stage of licensing; those with intermediate licenses should not be allowed to drive after the clock strikes 10pm; those with intermediate licenses can be allowed to have only one passengers except in the cases where family members are the passengers; and to get the unrestricted license, one should be at the very least be 17 years old.
Jesse White, the secretary of state, shares, "This report shows that we need to take a very comprehensive approach to improving teen driver safety. More parental involvement and passage of the new laws proposed by my teen driver safety task force will reduce the number of crashes involving young drivers and save lives."
About the Author
Correy Putton is a 28-year old bachelor from Pittsburgh, PA who has been around cars for the better part of his life. He now works online and writes all about his passion: cars. He is also a certified mechanic. You can visit Dynomax for more information.
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