Safe Family: National Teen Driving Safety Week

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

It's the first ever national event to bring awareness to teen driving safety. The designation, made by the U.S. Congress, is to help people realize the resources available to educate young people. 6,000 teens are killed each year on the roads, and 40,000 are injured. Not only are national leaders taking steps to prevent that many deaths and injuries, but our local leaders are moving on the issue as well.

"Less Tears More Years" is the program started following the deaths of several teens in Pottsboro. Other cities are jumping in to action, too. With tougher requirements and more education, leaders hope to bring the issue to leglislators in Austin.

Below is a list of items that teens can follow in order to stay safe, but this is not a comprehensive list.

-Drive defensively and stay alert.
-Do not talk or text on cellular phones while driving.
-Do not operate iPods and PDAs while driving.
-Do not drink and drive.
-Do not shuttle around many friends in one car.
-Do not play music so loudly that you can't hear horns or sirens.

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