When teens allow things other than driving to command their attention when at the wheel, they could be risking their lives. Distracted driving by teens can also make Texas’ roads a much less safe place for all those who use them.
Earlier this month, a new law went into effect here in Texas aimed at addressing the issue of teen driver distracted driving.
The law adds a new requirement to teen driver education in the state. Under the new law, drivers who go through Texas’ Teen Driver Education Course are now not allowed to take the driver’s test until they also complete another course.
The new mandatory teen driver education program is called the Impact Texas Teen Driver program. It is aimed at educating teens about distracted driving’s dangers. It is offered as a free online course. The course consists of two hours worth of video. It is broken up into eight modules and includes questions.
What do you think of this addition to the driver education requirements for the state’s teens? Do you think it will increase awareness of the importance of being distraction-free when driving among the state’s teens? Do you think it will help discourage teens from driving while distracted? What overall teen driving safety effects do you think it will have?
Distracted driving by drivers of any age can cause catastrophe out on Texas’ roads. Texans who have suffered injuries because a driver failed to fix their attention on driving should consider talking with a lawyer about what rights they have and what can be done to protect and preserve these rights.