Teens and Driving: Changing the Rules of the Road
April 6, 2006

Recently enacted laws and current state legislation aim to make California roads safer by cracking down on inexperienced teenage drivers. From restrictions on cell phone use while driving to earlier curfews for young drivers to limitations on transporting passengers without adult supervision, lawmakers are responding to statistical data on accidents caused by teen drivers and increasing public concern over the safety of young people in the driverís seat. How effective would such measures be at improving the safety of our roads? Are young people being unfairly targeted? What is the best approach to teaching new drivers to be safe behind the wheel?

This meeting is part of LegiSchoolís annual Student Legislative Summit and participants will be selected from LegiSchoolís essay contest.