In 2007, Congress designated the 3rd week of October as National Teen Driver Safety Week (10/19-10/25) given the increase of teen car crashes in October. Drinking, distracted driving & too little driving experience can endanger the safety of drivers, passengers & pedestrians. Click here to learn how to plan for an extra safe graduation.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20- year olds. The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education has made teen driving and the risks associated with it a priority. The Foundation is emphasizing and increasing its efforts in educating high school students and parents about the risks associated with teen driving and the consequences associated with those risks.
Experts predict that 37 million Americans will be age 65 or older by the year 2020 and at least 90 percent of them will be licensed to drive. More than 187,000 seniors were involved in crashes in 2009 and 5,288 people age 65 and older were killed, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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