‘Teen Driving’ site promotes better habits in novice drivers

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Car crashes remain the number one cause of teen fatalities.

To lower that statistic — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges parents and teen drivers to take steps to prevent accidents.

Talk to your teen and remind them it’s illegal to drink if they’re under 21.

If they’re under 21, their blood alcohol should always be at .00 — not just under .08 — which is the legal limit for drivers over 21.

One in three teens who text say they have done so while driving.

Research says that dialing a phone number while driving increases a teen driver’s risk of crashing by six times, and texting while driving increases the risk by 23 times. 

To help, the NHTSA has put together a website full of useful information and instructional videos.

To access it, click here.

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(This story was originally published on October 25, 2018)

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