National Teen Driver Safety Week helps everyone on the road
Thousands of teens killed every year behind wheel
Last Updated: 45 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's the last place you want your child to be, in a car accident that could cost them their life.
This week is dedicated to preventing these tragic crashes and keeping everyone on the road safe.
It's National Teen Driver Safety Week and California Highway Patrol officials say this year's theme, "It takes Two", wants to empower everyone to be the example in showing good driving habits.
According to the CDC, approximately 2,700 teens ages 16-19 were killed in 2010 and almost 282,000 were rushed to the emergency room.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.