Teen Drivers http://wunc.org en Johnston County Teens Hold Safe Driving Summit http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-teens-hold-safe-driving-summit <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johnston County teenagers will lead a discussion today aimed at stopping deadly crashes involving young drivers.&nbsp; Organizers of the <a href="http://www.johnstonnc.com/HR_DBM/summitreg/regselection.cfm?CFID=3015874&amp;CFTOKEN=29563048">Teen Driving Summit </a>will welcome students from 12 other counties to discuss safer driving practices among teens.&nbsp; Johnston County currently has the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highest number of deaths among high school-age drivers.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br>Lynda Carroll is with the county's Teen Driving Committee.&nbsp; She says the dialogue will focus on five areas of risky behavior behind the wheel. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13987 at http://wunc.org Johnston County Teens Hold Safe Driving Summit New App To Aid Teen Drivers & Their Parents http://wunc.org/post/new-app-aid-teen-drivers-their-parents <p>Teaching a teenager to drive can be a scary experience for both teens and parents. But a new iPhone app developed by the <a href="http://www.hsrc.unc.edu/index.cfm">UNC Highway Safety Research Center </a>and the Center for the Study of Young Drivers aims to lessen that anxiety by helping teens and parents log driving time and meet driving goals before the teen applies for a driver’s license.</p><p>The app is called <a href="http://www.timetodriveapp.com/">Time to Drive</a>, and it’s rooted in research showing that many teens do not receive adequate driving practice in a variety of potentially challenging conditions, such as on interstates, at night, in heavy traffic, or in poor weather. The app can monitor driving time and keep track of road conditions and routes, allowing parents and teens to meet certain driving goals during the learning process. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:48:48 +0000 Laura Candler 13217 at http://wunc.org New App To Aid Teen Drivers & Their Parents New Hurdle for Teen Drivers http://wunc.org/post/new-hurdle-teen-drivers <p>Teenagers in North Carolina now have to keep driving logs in order to get their drivers license.<br> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3618 at http://wunc.org Stricter Rules for Teen Drivers Considered http://wunc.org/post/stricter-rules-teen-drivers-considered <p>North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would require drivers under 18 to log 120 hours behind the wheel before getting a license. A parent or other qualified adult would have to sign off on the log. However teens could wait and get their licenses without taking driver's education classes when they turn 18. Lawmakers say the bill comes from recommendations by a task force charged with reducing teen highway deaths. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Greer Beaty says the agency supports parents' involvement in teaching their children how to drive safely.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:05:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8558 at http://wunc.org Johnston County Teens to Teach Driving Safety http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-teens-teach-driving-safety <p>The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program has awarded Johnston County a $20,000 grant to battle teen driving crashes. County spokesman Robin Gurgainus says there have been 39 teenagers killed in accidents in the past six years, giving Johnston the second-highest rate in the state.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10220 at http://wunc.org