Teen drivers across the state were responsible for 1,744 fatal crashes between 2006 and 2010, with 83 of those happening in Sacramento County. Injury crashes statewide during the same time period totaled 131,502, with 6,654 of them in Sacramento County.
The students and administrators expect good things from their Teens in the Driver Seat program, because it’s the students themselves who are carrying the message. “As young people, we listen to each other, and we’re influenced a lot by our friends,” says Marsela Young, one of the program leaders at Franklin. “And we know that any message is always going to mean a lot more if it comes from someone our own age.”
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