Teen Driving from License Test Examiner's Perspective

All this week, we’ll look at the issue of teen driving.

One of the most exciting moments for a teenager is getting that small piece of paper that gives them so much freedom: their driver’s license.

But with that license comes great responsibility — to yourself and to all of the other drivers on the road.

important things for a young driver to remember: practice is good, talking on the phone is not.

License test examiner Tom Ranta says the more driving time you have before getting a license, the better, because it increases the likelihood that a new driver will be exposed to unfamiliar situations while there’s still someone in the car that can help instead of being all alone.

Looking at statistics on teen driving, it turns out that one out of every five 16-year-old drivers has an accident.

Two–thirds of teens killed in car accidents were in a vehicle driven by a teenager.

More than a third of teen fatalities are caused by speed-related crashes.

About a third of teen crashes happen at intersections.

And car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers.

Posted by: Mike Hoey