We have addressed the dangers associated with teen driving many times here on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog. While awareness is important, awareness alone won’t solve the problems associated with dangerous teen driving. Partners for Safe Teen Driving is a program that enables schools and communities to help their teens become safer drivers. The program was co-created by the Prince William County Public School System, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety. Four school systems in Virginia have already implemented successful programs based on the step-by-step approach outlined on the partnership website, and taken steps toward improving the safety of their roads and their teenagers.
In addition to helpful community organizing approaches and tips, the website also provides the following facts and figures, compiled to educate parents and teenage drivers and help reduce the incidence of teenage automobile crashes:
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