Getting a driver's license is a big milestone in a teen's life, but with the resulting freedom comes a lot of risk. Motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of death for teens age 16 to 19, mostly because of driver inexperience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six teens die every day from motor vehicle injuries. Related: Tips for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe Teen driving accidents aren't only dangerous, they're expensive. Young people between 15 and 19 years old represented 7 percent of the U.S. population in 2013, but they accounted for 11 percent of the total cost of traffic injuries. Personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed teen driving environments across the country using metrics such as driving laws, seat belt use and teen intoxicated driving to rank all 50 states by the best for teen drivers' safety and their parents' wallets. The "best" states for teen drivers (No. 1 being the best) are: 25. Michigan 24. Alaska 23. … [Read more...] about Which States Are Sweet and Which Ones Suck for Teen Drivers?
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced on Monday that it is going to offer the option of a gender-neutral designation on driver licenses and identification cards. Maine becomes at least the third state to adopt such a policy, after Oregon and California, along with the District of Columbia, the group EqualityMaine said. The move comes as a result of a complaint filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission by EqualityMaine’s board president, Zack Paakkonen, on behalf of client Ian-Meredythe Dehne Lindsey. Dehne Lindsey, who identifies as non-binary, filed the complaint about a year ago after being denied a non-binary option at a Portland BMV office, said Matt Moonen, executive director of EqualityMaine. The decision to make such an option available was reached on May 10 through a mediation process, said Kristen Muszynski, a spokeswoman for the Maine Department of the Secretary of State. “We know gender is a spectrum and some people … [Read more...] about Maine will issue gender-neutral driver licenses
Motoring by Press Association 11/04/2018, 5:28 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Young drivers across the UK may face tougher rules if a pilot scheme in Northern Ireland is deemed a success. The country’s Department of Infrastructure (DfI) is planning to bring in a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programme next year or in 2020, once a public consultation has ended. The scheme would see a number of changes to the current system for new drivers. Among them, a mandatory minimum learning period could be introduced. At present, anyone aged from 17 gets a full driving licence once they pass both their theory and practical tests. The waiting time between passing the theory examination and being able to take the practical varies around the UK, depending on the test centre. However, under GDL, learners would have to spend at least six months driving with L-plates before being allowed to take their practical test. … [Read more...] about Young drivers could face stricter rules
0 Comments Young Northern Ireland drivers may be allowed only one passenger at night and have to show R plates for 2 years BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Drivers in Northern Ireland under the age of 25 could be limited to one passenger at night under new proposals from the Department of Infrastructure. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/young-northern-ireland-drivers-may-be-allowed-only-one-passenger-at-night-and-have-to-show-r-plates-for-2-years-36796737.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36796834.ece/3d7d0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c1db6d0b-270f-4f97-ac9d-7dec781d7fa4_embedded1037405 Email Drivers in Northern Ireland under the age of 25 could be limited to one passenger at night under new proposals from the Department of Infrastructure. Young drivers will be limited to one passenger between the hours of 11pm and 6am in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents involving drivers in that age group. The proposal is part of Graduated Driver … [Read more...] about Young Northern Ireland drivers may be allowed only one passenger at night and have to show R plates for 2 years
Proposed driving licence changes could restrict young drivers from travelling on roads at night-time in certain circumstances. Figures showing that motorists aged between 17 and 24 are involved in a quarter of all crashes in the UK have prompted the prime minister to consider a "graduated licensing system". Although the changes are not set in stone, Mirror Online suggested the scheme could mimic others in Australia, New Zealand and the United States Newly-qualified drivers could be prohibited from driving late at night or carrying passengers under the age of 25 unless supervised. Theresa May has pledged to look at the "graduated licensing system" after Labour MP Jenny Chapman told MPs that one in four young drivers was involved in an accident within the first two years of starting to drive. The Darlington MP, speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, urged Mrs May to look at introducing a graduated scheme which would allow new drivers to build up their skills and experience … [Read more...] about Should new drivers have a probationary period on the roads?