Fatal teen crash sparks review of New Jersey’s laws for young drivers

    Assemblyman John Wisniewski of New Jersey is taking a look at the state’s Graduated Driver’s License law, which is supposed to limit distractions for new and young drivers.

    The review comes in response to Saturday’s fatal Garden State Parkway crash that left four Mainland Regional High School players dead. Not all the teens in the SUV were wearing seatbelts, and the 17-year-old driver was only legally allowed to have one passenger, not seven.

    Wisniewski is looking for “gaps or problems” with the law, according to the Associated Press, as one survivor says the driver was not distracted, but had trouble controlling the car when he had to stop abruptly.

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