Teen Driver Safety Week October 16-22, 2016

National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place from October 16-22, 2016.  AAA surveyed driving instructors to compile a list of the top mistakes teen drivers make when learning to drive:

  • Poor Visual Scanning: Driving with tunnel vision and not properly scanning the road for risks or hazards.
  • Speeding: Traveling over posted speed limits.
  • Distraction: Interacting with a cell phone, talking with passengers or looking at other objects in the vehicle.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also has compiled a fact sheet summarizing the key findings and trends of recent foundation research on the subject.

Finally, here is a handy chart listing individual state laws applying specifically to teen drivers regarding supervised driving, passenger restrictions, as well as wireless and text messaging bans.