Parents encouraged to talk to teen drivers during safety week

(WLNS) – This week marks National Teen Drivers Safety Week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 14 and 18 in the U.S.

AAA officials want to change that.

They say two of the biggest reasons teens get into accidents is because of interacting with others while driving or being on their cell phones.

Officials recommend that you talk with your teenager about the dangers and the consequences of distracted driving.

They say parents need to offer suggestions that promote safe driving habits.

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