Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Teen Driving Safety

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for U.S. teens between the ages of 15-19. The death toll is equivalent to about 17 deaths per day for people involved in teen driver crashes. For teens, the likelihood of being in a crash is at a lifetime high in the first 12 months and 1,000 miles of driving. Gradually introducing novice drivers to the traffic environment in phases, also known as Graduated Driver Licensing, has been proven to reduce crash risk and save lives. But, parents also play a key role in changing this trend.

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