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Bill Would Ban Ohio Teens from Driving Buddies

A Republican state lawmaker is proposing tough new driving restrictions on Ohio teens, including prohibiting them from transporting even one additional teenager. State Rep. Rick Perales, of Beavercreek, tells The Columbus Dispatch his bill would bring Ohio’s rules closer to …

Utah Bans Teen Drivers From Using Cellphones

Before she pulls out of the driveway, Stefhany Robles switches her phone on silent or turns it off. The 16-year-old junior at Salt Lake City’s West High School says the distraction isn’t worth shooting off a text or answering a …

Arizona Teen Drivers Face Cellphone Ban Under Senate Bill

Arizona lawmakers are coming after teen drivers’ cellphones. A bill approved by the Senate Committee on Public Safety on Wednesday seeks to prohibit teenagers from using wireless devices while they have their learner’s permit and during the first six months …

States Ranked Highest, Lowest for Teen Driver Deaths

Wyoming, Montana, Mississippi, West Virginia, Arkansas and Alabama have the highest death rates when teens are driving, while the District of Columbia, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey have the lowest rate of deaths involving teen drivers. That’s …

Connecticut Says Tougher Teen Driving Laws Showing Positive Results

This month, Connecticut is observing the four-year anniversary of the state’s adoption of tougher teen driving laws. And officials say the measures continue to put in check teen driver deaths. A series of high-profile crashes in 2007 triggered a campaign …

N.J. Lawmakers Seek to Adopt New Safety Measures for Teen Drivers

Parents or guardians in New Jersey might need to complete a driver orientation course before their teens could get their driver’s licenses.A legislative committee last Thursday approved the requirement along with requiring teens to wait longer to get their licenses.

Driving on ‘High’-way: Many Teen Drivers Admit Having Driven After Pot

A surprisingly large number of U.S. teen drivers admit to having driven under the influence of marijuana, according to Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Liberty Mutual in Boston said this week that a survey shows 19 …

Florida Lawmakers Weigh Texting While Driving Ban

Joyce Concklin has 10 good reasons why every state should pass a ban on texting while driving: That’s the number of bones she broke when a texting driver ran into her. That driver died, his mobile phone still clutched in …

Peers as Passengers Studies Support Graduated Licenses for Teen Drivers

Two new studies support the efforts of states in imposing restrictions on teen driving. Teens who drive with peers as passengers have increased risks of crashing, previous research has shown. Many states have responded by creating graduated driver licensing laws …

Graduated Driver Licensing Could Save 2,000 Lives, $13.6 Billion: Study

If all states implemented comprehensive graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws, an estimated 2,000 lives could be saved. Further, if all 50 states were to enact comprehensive GDL laws, it could generate savings of $13.6 billion per year. That’s according to …