HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Connecticut’s tough teen driving laws are keeping many teens from getting behind the wheel.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Under Connecticut’s rules, 16 and 17-year-old drivers can’t have their friends in the car, must have their parents ride along for a period of time and have to be off the road by 11 p.m.

That’s why a DMV spokesman tells the Connecticut Post that many teens are waiting until they’re older to get licenses.

Crashes involving 16 and 17-year-olds have fallen by nearly a third.

The week of Dec. 4-10 has also been declared as Safe Teen Driving Awareness Week by Gov. Dan Malloy in an effort to continue educating teens about the dangers of being an inexperienced driver.

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