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New Campaign Urges Parents to Talk to Teen Drivers About Safe Driving Practices

Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and safety leaders throughout the state are taking part in a campaign called “5 to Drive” that tells parents to talk to their young drivers about five safe driving practices.

“The text can wait, the call can wait, turn the radio down, put the seat belt on and I think we have to continue focus on the things that are going to save our teen drivers and this is really a great program for that.”

Young drivers who are 15 to 19 years old were involved in about 15 percent of all traffic crashes from 2012-2014. Of those crashes, a teen driver was at-fault 73 percent of the time. These crashes resulted in 282 fatalities and more than 41 thousand injuries.

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