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National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

As motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of teen fatalities, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has marked this week, October 15-21, National Teen Driver Safety Week to urge parents and teens to take the essential steps to prevent accidents behind the wheel. Throughout the week, NHTSA and its many highway safety partners across the country will be encouraging you to get the facts and start the conversations- this week and every week – to talk with your teens and help keep them safe behind the wheel.  NHTSA’s 5 to Drive Campaign encourages safe driving behaviors in teen drivers. Let your young driver know that obeying the rules is a prerequisite for the privilege of driving.

National Teen Driver Safety Week may only last for seven days, but reminding teens about safety should happen year round. Take this opportunity to talk with them at the breakfast table, leave notes by their keys, and set aside time to take your teen on practice driving sessions. It can be a great way to spend time together and to allow your teen to improve some basic driving skills. Keeping the conversation going will ensure that our roads and teen drivers stay safe.

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