Officials urge parents to talk with their kids about safe driving during Youth Traffic Safety Month

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– May is Youth Traffic Safety Month. Although teen driver fatalities have declined over the years, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15-18 year olds.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, parents are the number one influence on a teen driver’s safety. Parents are urged to start the conversation about safe driving before they reach the driving age and set the standards of modeling good driving behavior. Lastly, spell out the rules of no cell phones, no speeding, no alcohol and always buckle up.

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