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AAA Supports Teenagers Driving Alone, Because Billy's Just Too Damn…

The American Automobile Association of Michigan is on a quest to strengthen the state's graduated licensing laws by restricting the number of passengers who can ride with a teen driver. Statistics show that teens transporting passengers are more likely to be involved in an accident; according to Jack Peet, Community… » 9/15/08 1:20pm 9/15/08 1:20pm

IIHS Suggests Driving Age Should Be Raised, Angering The Pimpled Masses

Those buzzkills over at the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) have indicated that they think the driving age should be raised in order to prevent deaths. The group points to lower fatality rates among teens in New Jersey, a state which doesn't grant full licenses to drivers until they're 18, compared to… » 9/09/08 2:20pm 9/09/08 2:20pm

Less Teenagers Applying For Driver's Licenses, What's The Matter With…

A troubling report from our favorite NY Times editor, and no it doesn't involve poorly substantiated insinuations that Bill Ford had a sexual relationship with John McCain. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the rate of licensed 16-year-olds dropped from 43.8% in 1998 to just 29.8% in 2006. You'll… » 2/26/08 12:45pm 2/26/08 12:45pm

Rules of the Road: Jalopnik's Guide To Teenage Driving Rules


It was a while before we got what the term "hardship license" meant, as we considered being able to drive when you're under the age of 16 a miracle. Later we learned to get one you generally have to be a farmer or have disabled parents, live in poverty and have a job. This all underlines the point that when you don't… » 12/21/07 12:30pm 12/21/07 12:30pm