October 15-21: Teen Driver Safety Week
This year is the 10th annual week of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW). This week began in 2007 after multiple tragic accidents occurred in Pennsylvania involving high school students. NTDSW is to raise awareness and seek solutions to prevent teen deaths and injuries on the road.
Traffic safety experts support this initiative which include, The Children’t Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. NTDSW repeats annually during the third full week of October in the United States.
The support for this initiative has grown to include celebrities such as, Oprah Winfrey, Jesse McCartney and Kelly Clarkson. Several state and local officials that have implemented programs and campaigns to support NTDSW.
Focusing on the positive actions teens can make for themselves and others is better than “scaring them straight”. Majority of teens are aware of the risks at hand when they are behind the wheel.
To get involved with Teen Driver Safety Week, share safety messages with your peers at your schools and in your communities.
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