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  •  Increased restrictions on teen drivers are working (3+ / 0-)
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    myboo, mindara, citylights

    In my state, a teen with a new license cannot drive with any passengers but their parents—they can't even drive their siblings—for 6 months.  They cannot drive their friends for 1 year.  They have an 11pm curfew on driving until they are 18.  Exceptions are made for kids who have jobs that require them to work late.  

    These restrictions are working.  Accidents where teen drivers are directly involved in the accident went down over 28% in the first two years.  The numbers continue to improve.  Related offenses, like cell-phone usage, DWI, are also going down even when teens are following all other laws.

    Many parents complain about the law, but it's results are hard to argue with.   If we can reduce deaths (of all kinds) from firearms by instituting restrictions with results like that, it would be incredible and really hard to argue.

    The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

    by Back In Blue on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:02:51 PM PST

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