Project in Work to Combat Distracted Teen Drivers - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Project in Work to Combat Distracted Teen Drivers

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Consumer Reports and the U.S. Transportation Department are teaming up to make sure teenagers know about the dangers of distracted driving.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is visiting the magazine's New York headquarters Monday to unveil a joint project. It's aimed at helping parents and teachers fight a driving-while-texting trend that's hitting young people hard.

Consumer Reports notes three deadly statistics:

-Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens.
-Teens are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as other drivers.
-And texting multiplies by 23 the risk of a collision.

Also expected at the news conference is a young woman whose parents were killed in a crash with a driver who was talking on a cell phone.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:03 AM EST2018-01-17 06:03:38 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-01-18 06:35:37 GMT

    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

  • The Latest: Tillerson says NK responsible for suffering

    The Latest: Tillerson says NK responsible for suffering

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-01-17 14:19:42 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-18 04:44:08 GMT
    South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
    South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
  • UPDATED: WFPD releases pictures of bank robbery suspect

    UPDATED: WFPD releases pictures of bank robbery suspect

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-01-18 03:39:42 GMT

    Wichita Falls Police are on the scene of a possible bank robbery at Legends Bank near Kemp and Kell Blvd. We are still working to gather more information about what happened. Stay with us for updates on this developing story. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All rights reserved.

    Wichita Falls Police are on the scene of a possible bank robbery at Legends Bank near Kemp and Kell Blvd. We are still working to gather more information about what happened. Stay with us for updates on this developing story. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly