Report: California Law Reduces Teen Crashes by 68 Percent

Teenage drivers in California may not like how strict the Graduated Driver Licensing law is, but a new report issued by Automobile Club of Southern California shows that the number of fatal and injury crashes caused by teens has dropped significantly since the law was first implemented in 1998.

The crash rate among 16-year-olds has gone down 68 percent, while it’s gone down 51 percent for 17-year-olds. The Auto Club reports that in 2010 (the most recent data available), 8000 16-and-17-year olds were killed or injured in a car crash in California, a stark contrast to the 18,000 teens killed or injured the year before the GDL law was implemented.

Originally posted 2013-08-22 21:54:50.