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Hinton, IA 51024

Phone: 712-947-4329

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age 14, indeed the studies indicate that area of the brain is not fully developed until age 25 or even later in most young people. The Iowa Department of Transportation has been conducting this study annually since 1996. The numbers may change from year to year. However, the essential findings, that school license holders are far more likely to be involved in a crash or convicted for a moving traffic violation, have not changed since the first survey. This year’s finding of 11.5 times greater chance of being in a crash for school license holders is the largest difference in risk yet recorded in this survey.


For More Information Contact:

Scott R. Falb

Research & Statistical Analysis

Office of Driver Services

Iowa Department of Transportation

Phone: 515-237-3154

E-mail: <scott.falb@dot.iowa.gov>


By: Bruce Held,

Driver’s Ed Instructor


We have a lot of students get their school permits as soon as they can, so they can drive to and from school without adult supervision. It is possible to get a school permit at age 14 ˝ , if you take driver’s ed class right away at age 14. More and more kids are abusing the privilege of driving to school only. They drive to Sioux City, LeMars, or where ever they want to. They think they have a permanent license, and they do not. The following article should shed some light on the dangers of this practice – it is only a matter of time before someone we know and love gets seriously injured, or killed. Read the article, and talk to your kids about following the law and reducing the dangers of the road – for everyone!

(This information was taken from the Iowa Department Of Transportation website, found at: http://www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd/ods/gdlcomparison.pdf)

School license holders are 11.5 times more likely to be involved in a crash than

instruction permit holders.

School license holders are 6.5 times more likely to receive a moving traffic violation conviction than instruction permit holders.


According to an August 2006 Iowa Department of Transportation study, a school license holder is 11.5 times more likely to be involved in a traffic crash and 6.5 times more likely to receive a moving traffic conviction than an instruction permit holder of the same age (age 14 ˝ to 16). The difference in traffic crash rates, moving traffic conviction rates indicate that 14 and 15 year olds do not yet possess all the

driving skills and decision-making capabilities that are needed for driving without adult supervision with today’s more complex driving demands. Recent psychology studies in brain development indicate that the section of the brain used to assess risk has not matured by

Hinton Parents Association will hold the annual school carnival on Friday, April 4th in the school gym.  Plan to come and eat dinner as pizza and hotdogs will be available to purchase.  A variety of games and prizes will

entertain all ages along with door prizes for all.  All proceeds from the carnival fundraiser will allow the HPA to purchase items for the students and teachers of Hinton.  Tickets will be on sale April 2nd and 3rd before school

five for a dollar and at the available at the carnival for four for a dollar. Elementary office at 947-4327.

By: Tanya Breyfogle

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HPA Co-chairs


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APRIL 2008

Volume 14 Issue 7

Mission Statement

A Community Dedicated To Developing Responsible Life Long Learners Prepared For Future Challenges.