Please join us in congratulating the 59 high schools from across the state that are part of the 2015-2016 U Got Brains Champion Schools Teen Safe Driving Program.
Delaware Valley Regional
Egg Harbor Township
Henry Hudson Regional
Immaculate Heart Academy
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Rae Kushner Yeshiva
Red Bank Catholic
Red Bank Regional
Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest “Status Report” gives the results of a survey of NJ teens and their support of the Graduated Drivers License (GDL) Program. The survey shows that the vast majority--84%--approve of the state’s licensing age and 77% approve of the requirement that all beginning drivers under 21 go through GDL.
The research also found that approximately a third of 17 years olds (29%) and 18-19 year olds (34%) drove after the curfew in the past month. A smaller percentage -- 13% of 17 yr olds and 27% of 18-19 yr olds -- did it 3 or more times. In terms of passenger restrictions, a greater percentage, 43% (17 yr olds) and 46% (18-19 yrs olds), drove with more than 1 passenger and nearly a quarter (24% of 17 yrs olds; 22% of 18-19 yr olds) did it 3 or more times.;
The researchers found that the decal is still unpopular (no surprise) with teens -- 6 in 10 strongly disapprove. Depending on how you look at it 53 percent of probationary license holders always (42%) or sometimes (11%) use the decal. Those numbers are up since IIHS conducted research with teens in 2011/12.
To read the entire report, click here.