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AAA Foundation study shows that teenagers are obtaining their drivers license before the age of 18

This week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week
Posted at 4:31 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 10:09:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week, and before your teen gets behind the wheel AAA has recommended a few tips.

With more teen drivers hitting the road, AAA recommends minimizing the risk of a crash to remember to 'R.E.A.D the road'.

The acronym reminds new drivers to monitor the speed limit and drive the right speed for the current weather condition. Then to scan the road when driving to remain focused on driving. While also anticipating other drivers' next move. Lastly, to keep a donut around the vehicle, in the front and sides.

According to the press release, in California, teen motor vehicle fatalities increased. In 2015, there were 219 teen motor vehicle fatalities compared to 225 reported in 2016.

For more information on teen driver safety, click here.