July 4th used in push for restrictions on teen divers

June 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is a push to toughen restrictions on driver's licenses for teenagers.

July 4th is tough one U.S. motorists. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says between 2006 and 2010, 800 people were killed in fatal car crashes on July 4th. If the numbers hold another 140 will die this year on the holiday.

Since teens cause four times as many accidents as other drivers, there is a push this July 4th to make getting a driver's license a more drawn out routine.

Allstate says graduated driver's licensing laws, like the one just rejected by the California Legislature would save the state nearly $1 billion and 133 lives a year. The insurance industry wants a full driver's license to be restricted to those 17 years old and older.

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