Speeding linked to thousands of teen road deaths in US

Too many teen drivers don't believe speeding is serious problem. Too many parents are unaware how fast their teens are driving. It all adds up to a deadly problem in the U.S.

On Tuesday, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a new report that examines the significant role speeding plays in teen driver crashes, which claimed more than 4,900 lives from 2015-19.

The analysis found that teen drivers and passengers accounted for a greater proportion of speeding-related fatalities than all other age groups.

The GHSA is offering practical tools to help parents correct improper driving habits and save the lives of their children.

The GHSA's Pam Shadel Fischer talked with KRLD's Chris Sommer.