Teen Driving Safety: Speeding is number one cause of Teen Driving Deaths

Teen Driving Safety: Speeding is number one cause of Teen Driving Deaths

WICHITA FALLS, TX - From 2011 to 2016, teen drivers have been involved in almost 14,000 deadly crashes, more than 4,200 of those crashes were a result of speeding.  A new AAA survey of driving instructors found speeding is one of the top three mistakes teens make when driving. 
Sargent Dan Buesing of Texas Highway Patrol said DPS wants teens to stay safe when on the road.

"They're brand new to driving they are excited," said Buesing.  "They are having fun trying to see friends maybe pick them up and take them for a ride.  "Teenagers are a group that we focus on when it comes to enforcing violations. Especially when it comes to speed and now the distraction that comes along with young drivers."
Research from AAA shows that teens with parents who impose stricter driving limits reported fewer crashes and traffic tickets.

"Sit them down and talk to them," said Buesing.  "Go have a Dr. Pepper with them sit them down and talk to them about the rules of the road and that you have to pay attention.  It happens very fast as far as crashes go you can be texting and driving one second and the next minute you're in a situation you can't get out of and you're in a crash."
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