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New U.S. curriculum for teen drivers

June 29, 2012 by Steven M. Gursten

Share this with new drivers: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes its teen driver education program

I wanted to share the new U.S. Model Curriculum for Teen Drivers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Our attorneys are always blogging and speaking on helping parents and teen drivers understand the dangers on the roads, especially texting while driving accidents. This curriculum has all sorts of great information, such as a driver education toolkit, facts for novice drivers and the latest on graduated driver licensing. You can download it all for free.

Please read these helpful materials and pass them along to anyone with a new driver in the family.

The NHTSA says its information and guidelines should give the states their best chance to produce safe young drivers. We can’t argue with that.

As a reminder, the teen driving law in Michigan is as follows:

Michigan teens driving on a “Level 2? license have two new restrictions:

  • A new passenger restriction prevents teens from having more than one passenger under the age of 21 in the car — unless the individual is a member of the driver’s immediate family, or the driver is traveling to or from school or a school-sanctioned event.
  • Driving between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. is prohibited — unless driving to or from employment, or with a parent, legal guardian, or licensed adult over 21 years old.

– Steven Gursten is head of Michigan Auto Law. He president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association. Steve frequently writes and speaks on child safety and teen driving, and is available for comment.

Related Information:

5 tips to reduce teen car accidents

Michigan’s teen driving law

Michigan Auto Law exclusively handles car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state of Michigan. We have offices in Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Detroit. Call (800) 777-0028 to speak with one of our attorneys.

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