Monday, February 18, 2013
Do you know how many passengers a teen driver is permitted to have under Pa. law?
Monday, February 18
Act 81: Common Questions About Pennsylvania's Junior Driver Law Act 81 of 2011 was passed to help junior drivers receive more comprehensive training and lower distractions through limiting the number of passengers they carry. Here are answers to a few common questions about the new law: Related story: 'Dangerous' Findings on Pa. Teen Drivers I have my learner's permit. How many hours must I drive before I get my license? Learner's permit holders under 18 years of age must have supervised, behind-the-wheel skill building for a total of 50 to 65 hours. Ten hours must be dedicated to nighttime driving and five hours must be dedicated to driving in poor weather conditions. How many passengers can I have? During the first 6 months of obtaining …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Nearly half (46%) of all Pennsylvania teens say they’ve broken at least one young driver law… but only 19% of parents are aware of these infractions.
A new survey released by Allstate Insurance calls what young Pennsylvania drivers and their parents do not know about the state's new teen driving laws "dangerous." According to the survey, only 56 percent of teens and 36 percent of parents are confident in their knowledge of Pennsylvania's new Graduated Driver's License law. The law requires a lot more hours of practice behind the wheel with an experienced driver (over 21) in the car, restricts driving hours to 5 a.m.-11 p.m. and requires 15 hours of practice driving in night and dangerous (rain, snow) conditions before a teenager can even get a junior (under age 18) Pennsylvania driver's license. Among the key findings in the report: Click here to see how Pennsylvania's laws governing …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
An AAA analysis says Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Whether you're heading 'down the shore' or staying in the Lehigh Valley for the holiday, be safe on the roads. Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers and passengers, according to AAA’s analysis of crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seven of the 10 most dangerous days on the road for teens are during summer, according to AAA are: AAA reports that more than 16 teens on average are killed in car crashes on each of these days. To keep teen drivers safe, AAA suggests these tips for parents: