October 22, 2018
Do you remember the freedom you felt the first time you got behind the wheel of a car with no adult supervision? For many teens, turning 16, grabbing the car keys and picking up a few friends to cruise around town is a rite of passage, but one that can be deadly.
While Iowa kids can get a permit to drive with an adult at age 14 and a minor school license at 14 ½, many kids still lack adequate experience behind the wheel to know how to handle many situations once they start driving on their own at age 16. Throwing in the distractions of a couple of passengers on top of that inexperience is a recipe for disaster.