DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- AAA and the City of Dallas are teaming up to host a Teen Driver Safety Fair just as prom season gets underway. Car crashes remain the leading cause of death and injury for teens living in the United States, according to AAA Texas. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The Teen Driver Safety Fair will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Green Recreation Center located at 16600 Park Hill Drive, Dallas, TX 75248. The event program includes guest speakers, traffic safety experts, interactive exhibits, and resources to help pre-permit teens, new drivers and their families navigate through the difficult learning-to-drive process and beyond. To register, parents can visit DallasTeenFair.ACEclub-events.com.
Free snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing for a free iPad and other door prizes.
Teen Driving Facts
Distractions, speeding, not buckling up and impaired driving are leading contributors in fatal teen driving crashes.
- 60 percent of all teen crashes involve a form of distraction. Other passengers and technology such as smart phones are some of the top distractions for teens behind the wheel.
- Teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be killed in a crash.
- According to AAA.com, speed is a factor in 30 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers.
- Approximately 60 percent of teen drivers killed in a crash were not wearing a seatbelt.
-One in 10 teens report drinking and driving themselves.
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