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Many teens’ rides are tied to parents’ wallet

August 9, 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

Summer is a dangerous time for teen driving accidents

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Department of Public Safety has released statistics for 2012 driving accidents and crashes. Even though teen crashes have decreased over the last five years, summer is still the most dangerous time of the year. Because of many distractions and teen driver inexperience, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths.
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OUR OPINION: The most meaningful new law of 2011

May 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thanks to the state’s new graduated drivers licensing law, the chances just went up — notably up — that the young people in your life will survive their teenage years. Continue Reading

App helps parents track teen driving

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

N.D. Senate approves new teen driving restrictions

April 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Senate has approved a bill requiring drivers younger than 16 to have a learner’s permit for a full year. Continue Reading

New teen driving rules approved in N.D. House

February 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota House has approved a bill that will mean changes for teen drivers. House Bill 1256 requires teen drivers to have a permit for at least 12 months if they are between ages 14 and 15½ instead of the six months required now. If they are 15½ or older, they would need a permit for six months before receiving a driver’s license. Continue Reading

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Supporters drive licensing change

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.
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Parents support license changes

December 17, 2010 in INFORUM

North Dakota survey finds text ban backing

A recent survey of North Dakota parents found that while many believe bad weather is a top risk for teen drivers, a slim majority support stretching the permit period to one year, which would ensure teens experience winter driving before getting their license. Continue Reading

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Group seeks graduated North Dakota driver’s license plan

September 21, 2010 in INFORUM

Teens would drive with permit for year

A group that wants North Dakota teenagers to drive with a permit for a year before getting their license hopes more education will convince lawmakers who defeated the bill last year to approve a modified version next session. Continue Reading