No other hazard or behavior comes close to claiming as many teen lives as driving. Approximately 100 teens die each year in car crashes in Virginia.
Partners for Safe Teen Driving is conducting a campaign with the release of the music video "It Can Wait" to let students and parents know about the dangers of texting or talking on a cell phone and driving. CLICK HERE for more information.
Involved, informed parents have long been considered the most influential factor in promoting safe teen driving. The mission of Partners for Safe Teen Driving is to help communities develop a parent education program, so that parents can guide their children through the first perilous years of driving.
Many school divisions and communities in Virginia have partnered to develop Safe Teen Driving programs. Approximately 43 communities now require parents of teen drivers to attend a meeting. At this meeting, parents receive information about Virginia's graduated licensing procedures, current driving techniques, procedures for helping teach their children to drive, curfew restrictions, and more.
A kit with step-by-step information about how communities can start their own programs has been sent to every school division in Virginia. CLICK HERE for more information.
For more infomation about Partners for Safe Teen Driving, call (703) 791-7328.
Tire Rack Street Survival School
The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen driving program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student. The cost is $75. For more information, go to http://streetsurvival.org/.
Two sessions will be held in Virginia this year:
April 27, 2013
Man killed in I-95 crash at Springfield - State police say the driver of a Mazda was killed in a three-vehicle crash early Saturday on Interstate 95 near the Backlick Road exit in Springfield. It happened about midnight when the Mazda, traveling south, ran off the right side of the road, hit an impact attenuator and flipped, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. An impact attenuator, also known as a “crash cushion,” is used to deflect a crash from roadside equipment and machinery or lessen the severity of collisions.
April 27, 2013
April 7, 2013
2 killed in head-on collision on Crain Highway in Charles County - LA PLATA, Md. — Authorities say two people were killed in a head-on collision on Crain Highway in Charles County. The county sheriff’s office says a 22-year-old woman was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway when she collided head-on with a minivan heading north early Saturday morning. The woman was ejected from her car and died at the scene. The 32-year-old man who was driving the minivan also died at the scene.
April 7, 2013