Connecticut Auto Accidents: Teens Delaying Driving Miss Safety Instruction
New research out of Yale University suggests that teens who get their driver’s license later are missing out on key safety instructions when it comes to operating a vehicle. Research has also found that teens who engage in driver’s education training prior to obtaining their license are less likely to get into an auto accident.
The Yale research shows that 70% of teens delayed obtaining their driver’s license by at least one year. Connecticut has a graduated driver’s license meaning that there are restrictions placed on 16 and 17 year olds with a license including curfew, several hours of training behind the wheel, and passenger restrictions.
The research reports that driver training is focused on 16 and 17 year old drivers. When an individual is over the age of 18, they are not required to attend driver’s education training.
The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish all of Connecticut’s newest driver safety while traveling on our state’s roadways.