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California Highway Patrol stresses importance of parents, guardians in teen driving safety

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 11:36:50-04

The California Highway Patrol wants to stress the role that parents and guardians play for teen drivers is crucial. This week is honored as National Teen Driver Safety Week.

CHP says motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15 to 18 years old in the United States. In 2017, in California alone, 77 people were killed in crashes involving drivers aged 15 to 18.

According to CHP, discussions about safe driving with your teen should include, avoiding distractions such as cell phones, using seat belts, obeying speed limits, not driving impaired and limiting the number of passengers.