Salinas Police Department Encourages Parents of Newly Licensed Teens to Discuss the Importance of Safe Driving
Release Date/Time:\ 10/18/2021 11:55 AM
Incident: National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 17-23
Date:\ Monday, 10/18/2021
Time:\ 11:55 AM
Location: City of Salinas
National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 17-23
As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 17-23, Salinas Police Department reminds parents and guardians the importance of talking to their teen(s) about driving responsibly and safely.
Driving remains the most dangerous activity for teens. Per mile driven, teen drivers are nearly four times as likely to be involved in a crash as drivers in all other age groups. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), speeding was a factor in 43% of all teen driver and passenger fatalities from 2015 to 2019, compared to approximately 30% of all traffic deaths among adults 20 and older.