Task Force To Focus On Teen Driving Through 2012
December 9, 2011, 1:42 PM
PIERR, SD -
South Dakota officials plan to spend the next year reviewing statistics and laws affecting teenage drivers to prepare recommendations for potential changes to the 2013 Legislature.
The Task Force on Teen Driving Safety was created by the last Legislature and will start its assignment with a Thursday meeting in Fort Pierre.
The group will examine teen-driving data, including statistics on traffic citations, crashes, injuries and deaths; study driver-education data available to teens; and examine policies that might thwart efforts to improve teen-driving safety.
Director of Highway Safety Lee Axdahl says the goal is to get an accurate picture of teen driving because too many young drivers are involved in crashes that result in injuries or death.
The task force is funded by a federal highway-safety grant.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
9/15/2014 10:53 AM
According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.
9/12/2014 4:14 PM
According to reports, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for ‘reckless or negligent injury to a child.&rs...
9/12/2014 10:55 AM
A Sioux Falls Police Officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance after a crash on his motorcycle this morning.
9/17/2014 1:18 PM
Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.
9/11/2014 10:00 PM
It looks like business as usual for the Freeman Flyers, running through drills and working on technique, but this week is anything but.