NORWALK - A new study by the DMV shows Connecticut?s stricter rules for new teenage drivers is helping to curb accidents.

According to the study, since implementing the new rules, teen-related accidents and injuries have dropped 20 percent.

To get a license, 16 and 17-year-olds are required to log twice as many hours behind the wheel and abide by stricter curfews and regulations, including limiting the number of passengers in a car. Parents must also now take a two-hour safety course.