The following is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct.20-26, an opportunity for parents to talk with their teen drivers and discuss the importance of driving safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15-18 years old in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. In 2017, there were 2,247 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 755 deaths were the teen driver, a 3% decrease from 2016.

Mark Berg is a former instructor for the AARP Driver Safety Program. His email address is MABerg175@comcast.net.

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