NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New figures released by the New Jersey State Police show that the state’s tough young driver laws seem to be working.
In 2012, the state set a near record low with 20 drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 killed on state roadways. The data, prepared at the request of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition, indicates that the numbers are on track to be even lower this year.
New Jersey’s graduated driver license law sets a curfew of 11 p.m., restricts the number of passengers a driver can have and requires a red sticker be placed on the car’s bumper to indicate the driver is inexperienced.
Bergen Record Road Warrior columnist John Cichowski told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot on Tuesday that the numbers show the strict driving laws have made an impact.