West Hartford Teens Mark Teen Driver Safety Week

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – State officials gathered at Hall High School in West Hartford Tuesday to mark National Teen Driver Safety Week.

A class of around 50 brainstormed ways to enhance safety behind the wheel with Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra.

Bzdyra says Connecticut has made significant gains when it comes to enhancing the safety of teens behind the wheel, but the state must remain vigilant, as a new crop of teens become new drivers every year. Bzdyra says safety messages often resonate more with teens if that message is coming from a peer.

Since Connecticut instituted tougher restrictions on teen drivers in 2008, fatalities among 16- and 17-year-old drivers in the state has dropped by 82-percent, said the DMV.


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