3/30/2006

Teen Drivers

Recent news carried the story about the man who used the HOV lane by riding with a dummy. The judge ordered him to auction her off on e-Bay to raise money for the Alive-at-25 Program. According to the 2004 Colorado State Patrol Annual Report, this program started in 1996 with the Colorado State Patrol teaching the AA25 course to young drivers. In the report the State Patrol estimates that more than 60 lives were saved through 2004. Our library has several sources for accident statistics for teen drivers:

Colorado State Patrol Annual Report
Traffic Stop Summary
Standard Summary of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Colorado
Transportation Facts

In addition, visit CDOT’s Traffic Safety Website for teen driving statistics and information, and read New Driving Laws for Minor Drivers which summarizes recent laws to help teens with driving.

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