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Teens Find A New Way To Carpool - in Trunks!

By: Trendopoly - Published:   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: connectwithkids
Viewed as an incovenience to their social lives, new teen drivers have found a way around graduated licensing laws - it's called 'trunking'. If they want to carry other teenage passengers in the vehicle, no problem! They simply smuggle them in the trunk.

Law enforcement angencies are looking at ways to enforce traffic safety laws and and get the message across to kids and parents that this practice is not only illegal - it's very dangerous.

Implications - New graduated licensing laws have placed restrictions on the amount of passengers teenage drivers are permitted to have with them in the car. This has started a new, and arguably more dangerous pattern among drivers which has served as a crafty loophole.