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Graduated Driver Licensing Could Save 2000 Lives Each Year

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 19, 2012

Recently, the Allstate Foundation License to Save Report revealed that Graduated Driver Licensing laws could be the solution to car accidents caused by teenage drivers. According to the report’s findings, if all 50 states adopted GDL laws, 2000 lives and $13.6 billion could be saved per year. GDL laws would vary from state to state, but most would include some version of the following:

  • Nighttime restrictions such as a teenage driver curfew or passenger limit
  • Bans on cell phone use
  • Minimum age limit of 18 before full licensure

Many states have already adopted forms of GDL laws, and some have seen as much as a 40% decrease in deaths from teen drivers’ car accidents. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among American teenagers, owing mostly to inexperience and distractions.

If you have been in a car accident, we can help you with the representation you deserve. Contact W. T. Johnson today.

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