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Driver Age and Neighboring States Best Predictor of Drunk Driving Law Adoption

How do states decide what laws to adopt to prevent alcohol-impaired driving and keep their roads safe? A new study by public health researchers at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that the severity of the …

South Dakota Law Bars Young Drivers From Using Cell Phones

A new South Dakota law prohibits beginning drivers from using cell phones while they are behind the wheel. South Dakota allows 14-year-olds to get instruction permits, the nation’s youngest age for driving while accompanied by an adult. Those young drivers …

Less Sleep Associated with Increased Crash Risk for Young Drivers

A study by Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., of The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia, and colleagues suggests less sleep per night is associated with a significant increase in the risk for motor vehicle crashes for young …

Missouri Texting While Driving Law Nabs Few Violators

A 2009 Missouri law that bans young drivers from using their cell phones to send text messages has led to few citations and remains difficult to enforce, a Columbia newspaper reports. The Columbia Missourian reports that an average of fewer …

New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway Unveils Young Driver Plan

New Jersey officials are launching a program aimed at making the Garden State Parkway safer for young drivers. “Reinventing Safety 365” calls for making state troopers more visible and using social media to explain to young motorists how driving on …

New Cellphone Ban for Young Drivers Takes Effect in Wisconsin

Young drivers, put away that cellphone. As of Thursday, using it while driving is illegal in Wisconsin. The new law bars anyone operating a motor vehicle under an instruction permit or a probationary license from using a cellphone or other …