Getting a driver’s license and the keys to the car is one of the most exciting times for a teenager. Freedom! Independence! Adventure! Unfortunately it can also be risky and dangerous.
Teen drivers are involved in more crashes than any other age group. They are inexperienced, likely to be distracted with friends in the car, and take extra risks when they are behind the wheel; all of which can contribute to their risk of being involved in a crash. In Wright County 25 teens have been killed in the last 10 years and 2000 have been injured.
WEAR A SEAT BELT :
Seat belts save lives. Every person should buckle up in every seat every time.
DRIVE THE SPEED LIMIT :
Drive safe, drive smart, and drive the speed limit.
CONCENTRATE ON DRIVING :
Crashes aren't accidents. Pay attention always!
DRIVE SOBER :
Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Impairment begins with the first drink. Never drive drunk or get into a vehicle with a drunk driver!
Traffic laws change. What you learned in driver’s education may be different than the laws on the road today. Find out the most current driving rules and regulations in the latest edition of the MN Driver’s License Manual