Teen Driver Safety Week

October 15, 2009


style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">The early snowfall is a brief reminder

that slippery driving is right around the corner. Winter roads are a challenge for any of us, but they are even

more dangerous for teen drivers.

       Cars crashes are the number one killer of American teenagers.

So Governor Christine Gregoire declared the third week of October Teen

Driver Safety Week.

       And it’s no small problem. Throughout 2008, 16-19 year-olds accounted for 4.2% of all licensed drivers, but 7.6% of all drivers in fatal

crashes in Washington State. One quarter of crash fatalities in the nation involves a 16- to 24-year-old driver.

More than twenty teenagers die in car crashes across America every day.

       To talk more about Teen Driver Safety

Week, KOHO’s Isaac Kaplan-Woolner spoke with the Director of the Washington Traffic Safety


       Find more info about Teen Driver Safety Week visit

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