PRESS-NEWS.org - Press Release Distribution
PRESS RELEASES DISTRIBUTION

Teen Lives Being Saved by New Licensing Programs

Even though teens in Florida and around the country may complain about the restrictions imposed on them by graduated license programs, these programs are having their intended effect: Preventing teen deaths in car accidents.

2012-10-20
October 20, 2012 (Press-News.org) Over the last 15 or so years, young people anxiously awaiting the freedom that comes with turning 16 years old and receiving a driver's license have seen the process of obtaining their licenses become longer and more restrictive.

All 50 states now have graduated driver's license programs. The purpose of these licensing programs is to ensure that young drivers gain experience in the safest possible manner; often by restricting new drivers from driving late at night, ensuring an experienced driver is in the passenger seat, and limiting the number of passengers allowed in the vehicle.

And, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, those graduated licensing programs are working. The number of teen deaths has decreased since states started enacting the programs in 1996.

Florida's Graduated License

Teen drivers in Florida must go through two tiers before obtaining full licensure: Learner and intermediate licenses. At each step, Florida teens receive more privileges, but those privileges come with additional responsibilities and requirements.
- Tier one -- learner license: Drivers who are at least 15 years old can obtain a learner license after passing a written test covering road signs and rules. For the first three months that new drivers hold a learner license, they may only drive during daylight hours. After the first three months, they can drive until 10 p.m. A licensed driver at least 21 years old must be sitting in the passenger seat when a new driver with a learner license is driving.
- Tier two -- intermediate license: After reaching 16 years of age and completing 50 hours of behind the wheel driving (10 hours at night), a driver can obtain an intermediate license. To do so, he or she must pass a driving test. With this license, drivers who are 16 years old are only allowed to drive between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and drivers who are 17 years old are allowed to driver between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. Drivers are allowed to be behind the wheel outside of those times if they are traveling to or from work or accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old.

Even though teens in Florida and around the country may complain about the restrictions imposed on them by graduated license programs, these programs are having their intended effect: Preventing teen deaths in car accidents.

Graduated licensing programs have taken steps in the right direction; however, accidents and injuries still occur on Florida's roads. If you've been involved in an injury-accident, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Article provided by Steven Wingo, Attorney at Law
Visit us at www.stevenwingo.com


ELSE PRESS RELEASES FROM THIS DATE:

Chicago Police Say Odor of Marijuana Justified Search, Judge Not So Sure

2012-10-20
The right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures is one of the most important constitutional protections afforded to the American public. Among other things, this right means that police may not search your vehicle unless they have an objective and compelling reason to suspect that a crime has been committed. When police conduct a search that violates your right to be free from unreasonable searches, any evidence that is uncovered as a result cannot be used against you in court. All too often, police take note of strong odors of marijuana or some other drug ...

Burj Al Arab Unveils the New Home for its 40 Species of Exotic Fish

2012-10-20
Burj Al Arab, the World's Most Luxurious Hotel, recently unveiled its fully transformed aquarium, with an innovative decor and newly introduced exotic species of fish. The recently re-opened aquarium also boasts some of the most technically advanced underwater lighting, new artificial coral reefs and improved filtration systems. The fish tanks at the Dubai hotel are a captivating attraction for both guests and local visitors, with the resident marine biologists being highly commended for their great efforts in looking after its stock. Going beyond the standards usually ...

King Ice Holds First Short Film Video Contest

King Ice Holds First Short Film Video Contest
2012-10-20
King Ice, an online men's jewelry company, is hosting its first short film contest. King Ice, in an attempt to branch out from their usual rap contests, is giving aspiring filmmakers and actors the chance to win up to a thousand dollars in prizes. The short film video contest will be held online from October 22 through November 26 via the King Ice website and official Facebook contest page. Filmmakers are free to choose any genre for their entry however they are required to incorporate the online jeweler. The contest will be administered through the company's official ...

"Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends" is Released to Global Radio by MusikandFilm

2012-10-20
Legendary, iconic, famed are some of the adjectives used to describe Fiddler Tim Smith, but amazing works just as well. Some fiddlers have tone, others speed, others touch, and a few have grace and style. Tim is a true combination of all these attributes. His new album "Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends" has a "Who's-Who" backing musician list, and he wrote most of the songs, a difficult enough thing in the Bluegrass genre, where supposedly everything worth playing has long since been played many times over. But the overall coloring of the album is provided ...

Love, Montana by Deb Martin-Webster - Romance, Humor and Love Find a Home in Big Sky Country

Love, Montana by Deb Martin-Webster - Romance, Humor and Love Find a Home in Big Sky Country
2012-10-20
HumorOutcasts Press is proud to announce the launch of a new novel Love, Montana from author Deb Martin-Webster. This romantic western epic is not your typical romance novel. What starts off as a love/hate relationship develops into a witty, sexy, bitter sweet love affair between a laid back western novelist with a Ph.D and a burnt out New York City art magazine columnist. Add to the mix a tightly knit group of neurotic friends, devoted family members and amusing Native American wisdom, and Love, Montana promises to keep you entertained from start to finish. "I ...

SSM Industries, Inc., Rolls Out World's First

SSM Industries, Inc., Rolls Out Worlds First
2012-10-20
Tennessee-based SSM Industries, Inc., produces the world's first flame resistant, moisture management, antimicrobial cotton fabric. This carefully engineered fabric, Pro-CFR + TransDRY was created for use in the industrial, military, fire service and racing markets. Summit Work Apparel Vice President, Alan Habash, recently stated, "The application of wicking technology has been used in the athletic apparel industry and now SSM has brought this same technology to the flame resistant world. This cotton fabric is comfortable and breathable and our customers are responding." ...

Trafalgar Launches 2013 Italy Brochure Including Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily

Trafalgar Launches 2013 Italy Brochure Including Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily
2012-10-20
Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), the Insider of guided vacations, is pleased to announce the return of their stand-alone Italy brochure, offering 19 First Class, At Leisure and CostSaver trips heading to Trafalgar's most popular destination. The new brochure features enhanced itineraries as well as three new ones - At Leisure's Corsica & Sardinia and CostSaver's Jewels of Italy and Highlights of the Italian Lakes. All First Class itineraries include Trafalgar's signature Insider Experiences, like exclusive Be My Guest dining, sightseeing with Local Guides, and a first-hand ...

Online Casino Archives Expands to Over 30 Languages

2012-10-20
Online Casino Archives is proud to announce its expansion into over 30 languages. The gaming, sports and lifestyle news site has been providing original news and scoops for over 6 years. Visitors to Online Casino Archives click on a map icon on the top right of the screen and are taken to a map featuring every continent. Countries with a local news site are colored and have an icon of the nation's flag. Simply click on the flag and you are taken to that country's site. From Argentina to Switzerland to the United Kingdom, Online Casino Archives now has localized news ...

Earn Double Comp Points for Halloween at 7Regal Casino

2012-10-20
7Regal, the popular online casino, is celebrating Halloween with double comp points on the Halloween Fortune slot game. With Halloween right around the corner, 7Regal wants players to get into the festive spirit. Online slots fans are invited to treat themselves to Halloween Fortune, a 5 reel, 20 payline game that features 3 beautiful witches and dark, magical symbols. The Glowing Pumpkin is the wild symbol. Match 5 and you've won a 10,000 coin payout. Besides the Glowing Pumpkin, Halloween Fortune's symbols include a Black Cat, a Crow, a Pink Potion, a Skeleton's ...

E-CigaretteMate.com Comes Up with Healthy Cigarette

2012-10-20
E-CigaretteMate.com has once again come up with a really unique product for its esteemed clients. The product this time is e-cigarette. Marketing Supervisor of the company observed, "The advent of the e-cigarette mate has been a boon for the tobacco users suffering from life threatening disease. According to medical consultants, we have been pioneer in propagating the usage of the device which does not emit harmful tar into the atmosphere and induce people to passive smoking." The electronic cigarette is offered to the users under 4 categories depending on ...

LAST 30 PRESS RELEASES:

Grafted cucumbers get a boost: pumpkin's secret to withstanding salinity

Unlocking broccoli's genome: key to enhanced health benefits

New insights into methyl jasmonate-induced saponin biosynthesis in balloon flower

Unraveling the role of ADGRF5: Insights into kidney health and function

JMIR Dermatology accepted for MEDLINE indexing

Reduced infections seen in CLL and NHL patients undergoing immunoglobulin testing and replacement therapy

Human activity: A double-edged sword in the face of drought

Portfolio performance in financial management: apraize, analyze, act.

Landmark Nature Medicine study reports promising new treatment reduces suffering in Sanfilippo syndrome

Membrane protein analogues could accelerate drug discovery

Berkeley Lab researchers advance AI-driven plant root analysis

Cleveland Clinic study shows weight loss surgery cuts risk of heart complications and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and obesity

SQUID pries open AI black box

Resiliency shaped by activity in the gut microbiome and brain

Inspired by nature: synthetic nightshade molecule effective against leukemia cells

Promise green hydrogen may not always be fulfilled

Unifying behavioral analysis through animal foundation models

Up to 30 percent more time: Climate change makes it harder for women to collect water

Heart failure in space: scientists calculate potential health threats facing future space tourists in microgravity

Experts offer guidance on talking with children about racism at pediatrician's office

Drugs for HIV and AIDS trialed as brain tumor treatment for first time

Breakthrough in nanoscale force measurement opens doors to unprecedented biological insights

Scientists discover new behavior of membranes that could lead to unprecedented separations

When inflicting pain on others pays off T

The Lancet: Managing gestational diabetes much earlier in pregnancy can prevent complications and improve long-term health outcomes, experts say

New study finds dinosaur fossils did not inspire the mythological griffin

NASA astronaut Woody Hoburg to deliver keynote address at ISSRDC focused on developing a space workforce

Study: Fatigue-management training improved sleep, safety, well-being for Seattle police

Guiding humanity beyond the moon: OHIO’s Nate Szewczyk and students coauthor papers published in “Nature” journals that revolutionize human space biology

Grant supports research to identify barriers to health care for Black women

[Press-News.org] Teen Lives Being Saved by New Licensing Programs
Even though teens in Florida and around the country may complain about the restrictions imposed on them by graduated license programs, these programs are having their intended effect: Preventing teen deaths in car accidents.