August 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
The Beach Boys sang about a 16-year-old girl who had “Fun, Fun, Fun” until her daddy took her T-Bird away. Danny Zuko and his best friend Kenickie, along with the rest of the T-Birds turned a jalopy into Greased Lightning, saved the day and won the hearts of all the Pink Ladies and countless TV teens couldn’t wait to get their driver’s license. Continue Reading
May 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic
South Dakota, the state with the youngest licensed motorists, could cut fatal wrecks involving teens by more than half if it raises the minimum age to operate a vehicle and limits nighttime driving, an insurance group said. Continue Reading
May 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Here’s a pop quiz: What is the number one threat to teenagers?
Hint: It’s not drugs or crime.
The answer is traffic crashes. Continue Reading
April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A smart phone app developed by a Minneapolis company can take parents of teen drivers along for the ride, even though they aren’t physically in the car. Continue Reading
March 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The question is not whether HB 1256 restricts freedom. The question is whether the benefits of the restrictions are worth the cost.
And where graduated drivers licenses are concerned, the answer to that question is clear.
It’s ‘yes.’ Continue Reading
March 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The North Dakota Senate is considering a bill that would make the state’s youngest drivers wait an extra six months before driving on their own. Continue Reading
March 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A new poll says 63 percent of those under 30 acknowledge driving while using a handheld phone and 30 percent say they’ve sent text messages while behind the wheel. For those over 30, the percentages were 41 percent on the phone and 9 percent texting. Continue Reading
January 5, 2011 in INFORUM
North Dakota finally appears ready to join the rest of the nation and impose sensible restrictions on teenage drivers’ provisional licenses. Continue Reading
December 21, 2010 in INFORUM
Ryan Bratsch was riding with friends in an overcrowded vehicle three years ago when the distracted teen driver collided with a truck on a rural road outside Casselton, N.D.
August 2, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have introduced legislation to improve safety for teen drivers.
If passed by Congress, the Students Taking Action for Road Safety Act would support education and prevention efforts in schools and cities. Continue Reading