Monday, October 5, 2009

I Want My Own Car

The October issue of the Pediatric magazine has published a study that should give parents pause: giving in to teens' demands for their own cars can have dangerous consequences. The study found that teenagers with their own cars or free use of one are much more likely to get in crashes than those who share a car. Here is the kicker: where parents set down clear driving rules, crashes are far less likely.

DMV Teen Final Exam

As of October 1, 2009, teens seeking to obtain their license will have to take a second exam. This “DMV Teen Final Exam” will be given by the DMV after a teen driver has completed home or driving school training and has passed the DMV road skills test. The first 25-question test is administered by the DMV when the teen seeks a learner permit to start the licensing process. The new test will determine a teen driver's knowledge of the rules of the road. Connecticut continues to lead the country on teen driver safety.