Peter Fimrite's article in today's S.F. Gate, the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle is very accurate, at least in my Traffic Violator School. In the past six months I estimate 45-50% of my students are under 21, they obtained their license at 18 by passing the written test and driving test at Dmv(Department of Motor Vehicles) and within 6 months of receiving their license these individuals have been involved in an accident and have had at least one moving violation, hence the "Traffic Violator School" attendance.
So do we blame our legislators? Do we blame the parents of these kids whom are wrapped up in their own world trying to make ends meet, working two jobs, or the driver who just doesn't have the experience like other drivers who went through drivers training, met the terms of the graduated license program,etc.
Peter Fimrite's article conveys an understandable problem, there will always be a need for Traffic Violator School to teach these young offenders "how to drive" the right way, it will be expensive if they don't get it and inevitably they'll loose there license if they don't succeed.