According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), “NTDSW has been designated by Congress as a time for communities, schools and families to raise awareness and provide solutions to teen driver crashes, the leading cause of death for teens in the United States.”
Education, awareness, stronger laws and law enforcement are all necessary to combat the teen-driving problem. Inexperience is the root of the problem, but the top-five driving dangers teens face are (in order of the level of danger):
- Driving at night or being tired
- Distractions (talking/texting on a cell phone, too many teen passengers, changing the radio, etc.)
- Not buckling up
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
To learn more about NTDSW check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. For more information on the top-five driving dangers for teens, check out the problem page. For more information on Teens in the Driver Seat check out our about page.