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Teen driver safety week, where is your teen?
This week, Oct. 18-24, is National Teen Driver Safety Week. It’s a week geared toward highlighting the problems of teen traffic deaths and trying to curb them. In 2008, more than 4,200 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 died in the United States from injuries sustained in traffic collisions, according to www.dmv.ca.gov. Another 400,000 were sent to emergency rooms for treatment of their injuries from motor vehicle crashes. The cause? Distracted driving. Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit that educates and motivates teens to make safer choices while driving, reported that at least 75-percent of collisions involving teens is related to texting, cell phone use and other activities – not drugs and alcohol. Below are links to more information about teen driving safety, as well as things teens, parents and schools can do to make a difference:
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