• National Teen Driver Safety Week Begins

    By Marie McGrath | Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2018

October 21st marked the beginning of this annual week to raise awareness for teens and parents alike.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is here again, and with it comes the perfect moment to engage your family, friends, peers, and yourself, in meaningful discourse about distracted driving and driving safety.

The week was established in 2007 by Congressmen in Pennsylvania following a string of tragic crashes which involved high school students in the state. Felicity Erni, the State Coordinator for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) in Pennsylvania says this week sparks important conversations about driving safely.

“National Teen Driver Safety Week has traditionally been an excellent opportunity for the parents and teens to begin a dialogue about safe driving practices,” she says. “As this week continues to expand parents, teens and partners should continue to engage in these discussions by making safe driving a normal activity daily and not limit those lifesaving conversations to one week.”

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. Many of these crashes are due to inexperience, impairment, and, of course, distracted driving. TextLess Live More encourages everyone to use this week as a springboard to talk seriously with friends and family about being safe behind the wheel and never driving distracted. We also urge you to take action against distracted driving and the preventable crashes and deaths that come as a result.

Take the pledge now and share. Together we can end distracted driving.