Car accidents are the leading cause of teens death. Every year more than 5000 of them die on the road. The risk of being involved in a deadly accident is four times higher for a teen than for an adult.
To create awareness on the risks of teen driving, the National Teen Driver Safety Week was created in October 2007. The NTDSW is a time designated by Congress annually to raise awareness of teen driver safety topics and to encourage safe teen driver and passenger behavior. It is well supported by state and local governments as well as the media and celebrities.
The subject this year “It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving” looks at how parents and teens should interact to develop safe driving habits.
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