Wisconsin Teenagers are improving their driving habits, according to a report from the state Department of Transportation. Balinda Beason of the DOT says traffic accidents involving teenage drivers in Wisconsin have declined nearly 12-percent in recent years.
The DOT credits the graduated drivers license law that restricts teen driving with much of that success. Beason says that gives young drivers more time to learn how to drive safely and to avoid distractions.
She says parental involvement and other efforts to convince young drivers that careless habits behind the wheel can be deadly are likely contributing factors to the decline as well.
AUDIO: John Colbert reports (:34)