Highway Safety personnel promote teen driving safety
Program coordinator for the DPS Office of Highway Safety Fred Scanlan is urging all parents to supervise teen drivers, who hold learner’s permits.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 26, American Samoa will join the national campaign to recognize "National Teen Driver Safety Week."
Statistics show that teens’ risk of dying in a car crash nearly doubles when a male passenger is present. Also, teens driving with two or more teen passengers increase the chance of a fatal crash by five times. Teen drivers need extra rules to keep them safe and OHS reminds all parents that constant supervision is a must.
Scanlan said there is no special enforcement scheduled for next week, although regular enforcement by on-duty traffic cops will continue to be carried out.
Problems with accidents involving teens, according to Scanlan, is not a major problem here "and we want to keep it that way."
More about road safety rules and ways you can discuss them with your kids who are new drivers — especially your teens — can be found at <nhtsa.gov>
"Drive by the rules. Keep the Privilege."
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