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Teen Safety

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18-24, 2020

This week - and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.

Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
  • In 2017, there were 2,247 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 755 deaths were the teen driver - a 3% decrease from 2016.
  • Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens'┬áchoices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.

Campaigns Under Teen Safety

  • Drivers Ed
  • Drivers Ed Professionals
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week
  • Teens And Seat Belt Use