National Teen Driver Safety Week, observed annually in the 3rd week of October, was created in 2007 as a way to shine the spotlight on the dangers of driving, especially for teenagers. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are involved in fatal accidents at four times the incident rate of adult drivers. In the US, 5,000 teens are killed annually in motor vehicle crashes. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker would like to remind adult drivers to serve as examples for the younger drivers on the road. Always wear your seat belt, drive defensively, and never drink and drive.
For more information on National Teen Driver Safety Week and how to get involved, visit the NTDSW webpage. You can also visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s teen driver webpage.