Janesville embarks on teen driver safety program
October 31, 2007
JANESVILLE Local police and schools might be embarking on a teen driver safety program in conjunction with AAA. Janesville Police Captain Dan Davis says his department was approached by a representative from AAA several weeks ago explaining law enforcement grants available through AAA for safe driving initiatives. The program features a free car chip installed in a student's car. Parents could download information from the chip weekly and monitor the student's driving record. The chip records speed, acceleration and braking thresholds.
Davis says AAA is exploring some legal considerations with the Attorney General's office. They are not sure when they will get that approval.
Davis says, anecdotally, he believes Janesville has a problem with teen driver safety because a high number of teenagers in the community are killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes.