National Teen Driver Safety Week

It’s the beginning of National Teen Driver Safety week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrecks are the leading cause of death for teens aged 15 to 18. Over the last three years in Kentucky, there were reports of more than 42,000 crashes involving teens behind the wheel. Those crashes resulted in more than 12,000 injuries and 162 deaths.NHTSA’s website states several facts on teen driving, and outlines some basic rules for the road including distracted driving: According to NHTSA, driver distraction is the leading leading cause of most crashes. Talking or texting on cell phones, talking to passengers, adjusting audio and climate controls in the vehicle, and eating or drinking while driving are all examples of distractions.

Source: MG News

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