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Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples with Multiple Young Passengers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety today released a study showing a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash. The report, “Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers,” found that the likelihood of a 16- […]



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Declining Driver Ed Enrollment Prompts Safety Concerns, Money Woes

Forty-five dollars doesn’t sound like enough money to keep a high school student from participating in an after-school activity. But that exact fee may be keeping hundreds of Wake County students from participating in driver education. Read the full article here



New Study: Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011

New Study: Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011

First Increase in Eight Years Raises Concerns WASHINGTON, D.C.—A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased slightly for the first six months of 2011, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. […]



Marijuana a Greater Threat to Teen Drivers Than Alcohol

Marijuana a Greater Threat to Teen Drivers Than Alcohol

Amid Growing Acceptance, Nearly One-In-Five Teens Have Gotten Behind the Wheel After Smoking Marijuana BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Marijuana use is on the rise among teens and is currently at its highest level among eighth- to-12th-graders in 30 years.(1) Perhaps equally disturbing is that one-in-five (19 percent) teen drivers reports that […]



Safe Driving Days

Safe Driving Days

The Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Section is hosting the 2nd annual Safe Driving Days at the Idaho State Police Complex in Meridian on May 18, and 19, 2012.  The event will begin at 9 am and end at 7 pm on both days.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  There will be […]



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Parents Push Teens To Drive Stick to Avoid Distracted Driving

Worried about teen drivers texting and driving, parents have started a trend of purchasing stick shift vehicles for their teens in hopes to keep them focused on the task at hand rather than diverting their attention away from the road. Read the full article here



Act Out Loud Contest

Act Out Loud Contest

The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) are working together to host the 2011-2012 Act Out Loud contest, a teen-led, school-based program to raise awareness for stronger teen driving laws. Registration runs through January 31, 2011. Below are links to some materials you can use to help encourage teens and their schools […]



December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention (3D) Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention (3D) Month

Did You Know? There is approximately one death per every 48 minutes that is related to an alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crash. (source: CDC) Why Prevent Underage Drinking? When the physical effects of alcohol are coupled with emotional immaturity and inexperience, the effects



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Meridian Police Department Offers Driver Safety Course for Teens and Young Adults

With the change in weather and the holiday season starting, the Meridian Police Department would like to invite young drivers, ages 15-24, to participate in the Alive at 25 program. Alive at 25 is a free 4½ hour driver awareness course designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 15-24 which includes: Defensive […]



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White House Drug Policy Director and MADD Unite to Combat Drugged Driving

New Analysis Shows 1 in 4 Fatally Injured Drivers who Tested Positive for Drugs are Under the Age of 25; MADD Announces Support Services for Victims of Drugged Driving and Recognition for Law Enforcement Efforts Read the entire story by selecting this link.




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