Car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for teens in Washington. Most of these crashes are caused by teens who are distracted, speeding, or impaired by drugs or alcohol. However, parents and teens can do a lot to reduce the chances of being in a car crash.
Eyes off the road can change lives forever. New drivers with instruction permits or intermediate licenses can’t use any wireless device — even hands-free — while operating a vehicle, unless they’re reporting an emergency.
Resources for parents or groups who want to play a role in teen driver safety: