Connecticut Teen Driving Laws Are Working
A new study by AAA shows that Connecticut’s teen driving laws are in fact working. Connecticut’s Graduated Driver Licensing Law, which went into effect in 2008, has helped keep teens, and their parents, committed to following safe driving practices.
The UConn crash data speaks for itself. In 2004 the number of crashes involving 16 and 17 year-olds was 2,449 down to 949 in 2014.
With all 50 states placing restrictions on teen drivers at varying levels, the biggest contributors to teen accident fatalities are distracted driving, speeding, and drowsy driving.