Indiana teens will inevitably look forward to the summer when they can drive from one place to another. However, there are inherent risks with teen drivers as they generally lack the experience and understanding of what it takes to be safe on the road. Statistically, the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day is considered the riskiest for teen drivers and has sparked the designation of "100 Deadliest Days." For those who are on the road with young drivers, it is important to understand the increased danger.
The State of Indiana takes driving safety seriously. Besides requiring persons seeking their first driver's license to take mandatory road safety instruction, the state imposes additional driving safety training requirements on persons who have had more than one driving offense.
Would you allow yourself or your child to not wear a seatbelt in a moving vehicle? Probably not, right? That’s because research has shown that wearing a seatbelt is the most basic thing you can do to protect yourself in a car accident. Now, what about wearing a life jacket on a boat this summer? If the answer to this question is “no,” you may want to reconsider.
As the weather in Indiana warms up, motorcycle owners are taking to the roads in greater numbers. In order to celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and Indiana University Public Policy Institute have released their annual motorcycle crash fact sheet. The report contains both good news and bad news.