Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. This podcast discusses graduated driver licensing programs. Created: 10/22/2015 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/22/2015. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Teens Take the Wheel
National Teen Driver Safety Week — October 18-25, 2015
Recorded: October 20, 2015; posted: October 22, 2015
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. Immaturity, lack of driving experience, and not wearing seatbelts are major contributors. Graduated driver licensing programs, enacted by all states and the District of Columbia, led to a significant decrease in fatal crashes. These programs place specific limits on newly licensed teenaged drivers. However, nothing can replace the influence of parents on new drivers.
Parents—model safe driving habits, make sure your teen always wears a seatbelt, and practice driving together as often as possible.
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[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.