(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana needs to overhaul its drivers education program.
That’s what state lawmakers are saying after results of a new study were presented by Bureau of Motor Vehicles representatives last week.
According to the Indianapolis Star, a BMV study of drivers under 18 in the state showed those who took driver's education had nearly four times the crashes than those who did not take the classes.
By the numbers, close to five percent of 51,000 teenagers who took driver’s ed. Had one or more accident reported, but only one percent of the nearly 72,000 drivers without taking a class had a crash.
Possible changes being proposed by lawmakers include putting the driver’s education program under control of just one state agency instead of the current three – the BMV, Indiana Department of Education, and Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.