teen driver safety News

North Carolina’s Teen Driving Log Results in Fewer Fatalities, More Violations

The numbers of teen driving deaths and injuries have fallen in North Carolina but moving violations are up since the state’s General Assembly imposed new requirements on young drivers and their parents before teens can drive fully on their own, …

Teens Know Drinking, Texting Risks But Don’t Always Drive Like They Do

From drinking or texting while driving to using a designated driver, there is a disconnect between what teenagers acknowledge as risky behavior and what they actually admit to doing behind the wheel, according to a survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance …

North Carolina Drag Racer Turns Grief Over Sons’ Deaths Into Teen Safety Program

During a time when he was consumed with grief, an area man turned to a project to help others avoid the pain he was going through. Doug Herbert, a professional drag racer and owner of Doug Herbert Performance Parts, lost …

Teen Drivers Getting in Fewer Accidents in Massachusetts

Massachusetts state officials say the number of accidents involving newly licensed teenage drivers has dropped by half since 2007 when Massachusetts boosted the amount of training required of young drivers and stiffened penalties for traffic infractions. Drivers age 16 and …

Good News: Progress Reported in Teen Passenger Safety

A new report on teen driver safety by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. From 2008 to 2011, risky behaviors of teen passengers (ages 15 to 19 years) declined: the number …