teen drivers http://michiganradio.org en Teens should not be driving old, small cars, says safety group http://michiganradio.org/post/teens-should-not-be-driving-old-small-cars-says-safety-group <p>A new analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that a disproportionate number of teenagers who died in car accidents were driving older, smaller cars.</p><p>Small, older model cars tend to be lightweight and lack electronic stability control and side air bags.&nbsp;</p><p>Yet these are the cars parents typically buy for their teens, who are the least experienced drivers on the road.&nbsp;</p><p>Russ Rader of IIHS says cost shouldn't be the only factor when choosing a car for a young driver.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:36:08 +0000 Tracy Samilton 18405 at http://michiganradio.org Teens should not be driving old, small cars, says safety group Truant students could lose their driver's licenses under bill in state House http://michiganradio.org/post/truant-students-could-lose-their-drivers-licenses-under-bill-state-house <p>A state lawmaker says the threat of losing driving privileges would be a good way to discourage kids from skipping school.</p><p>Families who receive state aid <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/truant-kids-could-put-family-aid-jeopardy">can lose their benefits </a>if their child repeatedly skips school. It’s a policy&nbsp;some legislators want to <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(zk1w3ibc5vl2vd23q5ghitix))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectName=2013-HB-4388">codify in law</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:20:18 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15836 at http://michiganradio.org Truant students could lose their driver's licenses under bill in state House