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Teen Driver Safety Week Begins Oct. 19

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SALISBURY, Md. – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety wants to encourage parents and caregivers to have a serious conversation with their teens about safe driving habits during Teen Driver Safety week starting Oct. 19 through Oct. 25.

The Teen Driver Task Force in Delaware is promoting the education of teens and their parents of safe driving skills, training and the consequences if ignored.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. between 16 and 19 years old are at the highest risk of motor vehicle crashes than any other age group, according to the CDC.

Renalda Whyatt-Hariston has a 12-year-old daughter who is already beginning to show signs of interest in learning to drive. Hariston said as a parent, she will try to do as much as possible on her end to teach her daughter the rules of the road.

“We're definitely going to read,” said Hariston. I'm going to give her as much information as I can myself, but she has to go to driving school – I did. And I think that's the best way to learn in a safe place.”

Teen Driver Safety week is not only a call to action for parents, but it's also encouraging high schools to participate in the week-long campaign to teach teens safe driving skills for life.

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