An unflattering photo on your license.
The joys of adulthood.
And a lot of responsibility.
Crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in Florida and across the country. You might be cool, you might be far more technologically with it today than your parents will ever be (take pity and help them navigate this website) but face it, you're not the best driver. Yet.
Florida's new Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws are designed to help you gradually - and safely - build your skills and experience behind the wheel.
We're not picking on you.
We're just trying to keep you (and everyone else on the road) safe.
16-year-old drivers have higher crash rates than drivers of any
other age, including older teenagers (and little old ladies who
can barely see over the dash). The youngest and least experienced
drivers are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as
speeding and tailgating. Across the country, states are adopting
GDL laws to help new teen drivers build their experience and skills
behind the wheel. Florida's laws went into effect in 1996.
This site explains the laws and offers lots of information about
how to stay safe while enjoying your newfound freedom in the driver's
seat, so Drive with CARE.
Letter to Teens