Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Champion Schools Program

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.

Bogota Jr./Sr.
Bound Brook
Buena Regional
Burlington City
Butler
Cedar Grove
Clayton
Collingswood
Colts Neck
Communications
Delaware Valley Regional
Dunellen
Egg Harbor Township
Fort Lee
Freehold Boro
Freehold Township
Haddonfield Memorial
Hamilton North-Nottingham
Hammonton
Henry Hudson Regional
Howell
Immaculate Heart Academy
Jackson Memorial
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Kittatinny Regional
Lenape Regional
Lindenwold
Lyndhurst
Manalapan
Marlboro
Matawan Regional
MATES
Middle Township
Montgomery
Moorestown
Neptune
Nutley
Oakcrest
Ocean Township
Old Bridge
Orange
Overbrook
Paul VI
Penns Grove
Pitman
Princeton
Rae Kushner Yeshiva
Red Bank Catholic
Red Bank Regional
Riverside Township
Robbinsville
Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen)
Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Somerset Academy
Summit
Woodbridge



 



Over 80% of NJ Teens Approve of GDL Laws.

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. 

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To read the entire report, click here.

Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes

New Report Discusses Solutions for Both States and Parents

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