Fewer Students Using Driver Education

drivers edAlthough vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in driver education. State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades.
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that skip driver’s ed are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers who took drivers education.
The study also determined that teens who completed driver education not only scored higher on the driving exam, but also demonstrated modest increases in knowledge over their peers who did not take any formal training.