Two NNY counties join in Teen Driver Safety Week

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2017

In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week in Canada (October 15 to 21), ICBC is showing ways teens, their families, and their friends and do make smarter decisions while driving.

The number of teen driving deaths have decreased by more than 50% since 2008.

The week is meant to highlight motor vehicle crashes as being the leading cause of death in teenagers in North Carolina. "I am pleased this law is working as we intended".

Parents can also foster roadway safety by learning about Illinois' Graduated Driver Licensing law and reinforcing its system of restrictions and consequences, including increasing freedom for teens who follow the rules and drive without violations.

Teens preparing for the responsibility of driving should enroll in a driver education program that teaches how to avoid driver distraction and other safety skills. State and national traffic safety organizations have praised Illinois' stronger GDL program as one of the best in the nation. "And we also encourage parents to speak with their young people about the importance of safe driving".

Subjects detailed in the press release include drinking and driving, seat-belt usage, speeding and distracted driving.

"When we help teens drive safely, everyone on the road wins", said Amy Stracke, Managing Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA - The Auto Club Group.

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