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Tag: teenage drivers

Survey shows that adults text while driving more than teens

By this point, no licensed driver in the United States could honestly say that they haven’t been warned of the dangers of distracted driving. Numerous studies have shown that distractions behind the wheel – especially those caused by a cellphone …

Federal initiative focuses on preventing teen driver car crashes

When teenagers first get their license, it is a symbolic rite of passage that, for over half a century, has been associated with freedom, independence and youthful exuberance. While nearly all teens eagerly look forward to the day they can …

Illinois woman injured in car crash when teen misses stop sign

A woman from Hampshire sustained significant injuries in a car accident earlier this week in Elgin, Illinois. According to police reports, the woman was hit by a teen driver who entered the intersection without observing a stop sign. Although the …

‘Bigfoot’ hoaxer dead in Montana car accident

Teenage drivers are often blamed for car accidents, either because they often seem to text while driving or because they are considered reckless. While not all teens are irresponsible drivers, the fact is that they do lack the experience that …

Graduated licenses may have helped car accident numbers

Dangling a carrot before Illinois and other states can be a powerful incentive when that carrot represents millions of dollars that states could receive if they enact various safe-driving laws. Last month, President Obama signed a transportation bill that could …