Survey: majority of US teens delaying getting a driver’s license

August 2nd, 2013 - by niftyadmin

For perhaps the first time in at least two decades, a majority of teenagers in the U.S. — 66 percent — are putting off getting licensed until at least a year after they become eligible. By the time they reach age 18, only 54 percent of American teens have a driver’s license. While their lack […]

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‘I’m a great driver, but my passengers distract me’ admits teen

July 5th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

A teen driver in Florida is considered a new driver who falls between the ages of 15 and 19. In 2011, there were 28,176 of these teen drivers who were involved in car crash. A total of 91 of those drivers and another 63 of their teenage passengers lost their lives in that same year. […]

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Speeding Florida man causes violent collision, injures 4

January 14th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Four people in two cars were injured — some of them severely — after a speeding vehicle crashed into a car attempting to make a left turn in Boca Raton, Florida. According to the police, the car that initiated the contact was travelling “at an excessive rate of speed” prior to the accident. The driver […]

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Young Florida man remains brain injured from car crash

January 8th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

A Florida family’s lives have changed ever since their son was involved in a devastating car crash in 2010. The young man’s parents purchased a Corvette for him as a gift. What better way to test the speed of the race car, than in a controlled drag race? Certainly illegal drag racing on city streets […]

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Without a valid license, Florida teen causes fatal 3-car wreck

September 28th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

In the state of Florida, a teenager must be at least 15 years of age before they can receive a learner’s permit. With such a permit, the young driver must have a licensed 21-year-old licensed in the car anytime they get behind the wheel. Once they turn 16, they may get an intermediate license, and […]

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Drunk teen facing serious charges after causing fatal car crash

August 17th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

A fatal car accident in December that killed an 82-year-old woman has prompted serious criminal charges against the teenager who caused the accident. The 19-year-old at fault in the wreck was drunk and now faces two DUI-related charges (including manslaughter and causing serious bodily injury) in addition to a controlled substance charge. The accident occurred […]

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More data on the dangers of teenage and distracted driving

June 8th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Often when the topics of distracted driving or texting while driving come up, one of the arguments made is that teen drivers are one of the worst (if not the worst) perpetrators of the negligent act — and the claim is made with good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11% of […]

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Fatality rate for 16-year-old drivers drops 68% from 1996 to 2010

June 6th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Florida has a version of the graduated driver license system, which begins with a learner’s permit (no driving after 10 p.m., must have someone who is at least 21 years old with a driver’s license in the car) and progresses to an intermediate license after one year. That license has a variety of restrictions (including […]

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Fatality rate for 16-year-old drivers drops 68% from 1996 to 2010

June 6th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Florida has a version of the graduated driver license system, which begins with a learner’s permit (no driving after 10 p.m., must have someone who is at least 21 years old with a driver’s license in the car) and progresses to an intermediate license after one year. That license has a variety of restrictions (including […]

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Teen passengers cause increase crash risk for teen drivers

May 9th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Teenage drivers have been considered one of the most (if not the most) at-risk accident demographics on the road, and this stems from a combination of inexperience behind the wheel and the lack of understanding for how dangerous the road cane be. Getting into a car accident is a life-changing moment for many Florida drivers. Insurance rates […]

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