National Teen Driver Safety Week 2010 – Reducing Distractions

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National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), October 17-23, 2010, is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to unnecessary teen deaths on the road. Established by Congress in 2007 and held annually on the third week of October each year, Teen Driver Safety Week provides the perfect opportunity for communities to address this issue and better educate young drivers about potential dangers when they are behind the wheel.

This year’s theme is ‘Reducing Distractions’. Secondary activities have become an everyday occurrence behind the wheel of American motorists—text messaging, talking on a cell phone, styling hair, shaving, watching a movie, writing a grocery list, or putting in contact lenses, etc. A growing shift in focus from the roadway to a multitude of other tasks impairs the ability of modern drivers, and the U. S. traffic statistics mark this drastic change.

We encourage parents, families and schools to get involved locally by adopting materials and safe-driving practices into discussions and curriculums. For more information, please call us at 772-287-2600 if you would like to discuss this important issue.