What We Should Have Learned During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Saturday, October 22nd marked the conclusion of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-October 22, 2016). The purpose of the national initiative was to bring awareness to the risks teen drivers face and to hopefully reduce the number of young people hurt and killed in crashes. 

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15-19. According to statistics roughly 335 teens are hurt every day in motor vehicle crashes. 

Common risk factors include: driver impairment, driver distraction, driver failure to use a seatbelt, and speeding. Parents, there is a wealth of information available regarding how to talk to your teens about safe driving. Click here to learn more. 

In 2011 Finkelstein & Partners launched our public service initiative, ‘Commit to Quit,’ to help teenagers learn about the dangers of distracted driving. To learn more about our free in school program click here.