Any parent who has put their teenage behind the wheel understands the terrifying feeling of letting them drive alone.
States all across the country are trying to reduce the number of teens killed in car crashes.
KRMG’s Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says some states have gotten pretty creative, like New Jersey.
“They put a big logo on the back of a teenager’s car that says ‘New Driver.’” Howard said.
But a more subtle change that has made a big difference in saving lives… restricted driver’s licenses.
“The deaths on the road have dropped by roughly half since the new, more restrictive driver’s licenses have gone into effect.” Howard added.
Oklahoma has had a Graduated Driver Licensing program since 1999, the rules were tightened in 2005.