This week marked the first ever annual Teen Driver Safety Week. The week was acknowledged by teens and adults in Texas, who learned facts such as this: auto accidents are the number 1 killer of teens across the country—by far.

Teen Driver Safety Week was unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and will occur every third week in October. The goal of National Teen Driver Safety Week is to focus on the development and communication of effective methods to help reduce crashes involving teen drivers, which will hopefully help reduce Texas auto accidents in the future.

A leading supporter of teen driver safety, says, “The week is dedicated and intended to inspire dialogue within communities—among teenagers, between teens and their parents, among parents, and among civic leaders—about the causes of and solutions to crashes.”

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