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.