Idaho Teen Driving

Toward Zero Deaths

Article by Gabriella Medina, assistant transportation researcher with TTI’s Youth Transportation Safety Program.

Teens have been told time and time again not to drive distracted, and research shows parents/guardians could actually be good deterrents to risky driving behavior, but it starts with parents recognizing and changing their poor driving habits.

I say, speak up to distractions. Speak up to your parent when they try to put on makeup while driving, speak up to your friend Snapping a picture of you both while you’re driving, and speak up to your peers so they don’t fall accustomed to their parents’ poor driving habits. Speaking up takes guts—it takes nerve—but I believe you can help make our roads safer by speaking up to distractions.

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