Locals Push for Teen Driving Safety Awareness
January 15th, 2008|
January 15, 2008
Teen driving safety was the topic of concern during a meeting at an Alabama high school today. Parents and state officials gathered to discuss the possible ways to keep teen drivers focused and to help prevent Alabama auto accidents.
One of the most talked about ideas is to ban cell phone use by drivers who are younger than 18 and to require every passenger to wear a seat belt. According to state officials, Alabama needs to greatly increase measures to prevent teen driving fatalities resulting from Alabama car crashes.
Currently, the state requires 16-year-olds from driving after midnight and limits them from carrying more than four passengers, not counting parents or guardians. A current proposal asks that a 10 p.m. curfew be placed on teen drivers and limit passengers to one as well.