Teen Driving

Teen Driving

by Michele Siuda Jacques


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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764192
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/14/2012
Series: At Issue Series: Teen Issues
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 720,687
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Federal Graduated Driver Licensing Would Reduce Teen Crashes Lori Johnston 10

2 Graduated Driver Licensing Fails to Reduce Fatal Crashes Genevra Pittman 15

3 Graduated Driver Licensing Should Be More Restrictive Bernie DeGroat 19

4 Earlier School Start Times Endanger Teen Drivers Ellin Holohan 22

5 Peers Influence Risky Teen Driving Joseph P. Allen B. Bradford Brown 26

6 Teen Peers Can Influence Safe Driving Habits Stephen Wallace 35

7 Girls Are Driving More Aggressively than Previously Thought Joseph B. White Anjali Athavaley 39

8 Driver Education Programs Do Not Create Safe Drivers Sharon Silke Carty 43

9 Brain Development Limits the Decision-Making Skills of Teen Drivers Laurence Steinberg 50

10 Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe: Serena Gordon 55

11 Monitoring Devices Benefit Teen Drivers: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 59

12 Cell Phones and Texting Endanger Teen Drivers Nancy Mann Jackson 65

Organizations to Contact 70

Bibliography 77

Index 81

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