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Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 16-21
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced this week as national Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for U.S. teens 15 to 19 years old. Multiple state agencies are making teen driver safety a priority and encouraging parents and caregivers to set aside time this week to get involved.

“From 2010 to 2014, 357 teens between the ages of 15-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Manager Terrence Love. “The GDL ‘graduated’ steps such as:  limiting teen passengers, limiting driving hours at night, supervised practice driving, seat belt use, and eliminating distracted driving are GDL legal requirements that parents can use as tools to reduce teen crashes and fatalities.  Our department is committed to working with parents, students, and law enforcement to increase GDL awareness and compliance.”

Parents can find more information about talking to their young drivers at www.safercar.com

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