This week, Oct 16-22, 2022, is National Teen Driver Safety Week and it serves as a reminder to talk with teens regularly about safe driving habits.
"Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel,” said Boise Police Cpl. Kyle Wills. “Talking about safe driving and modeling safe driving go hand in hand when it comes to stopping risky driving behaviors that can have terrible consequences.”
So far this year in Boise there have been 371 vehicle crashes involving teen drivers with two related deaths. Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens 15-18 years old and tens of thousands of teens each year are injured.
“Getting home safely should always be our number priority behind the wheel,” said Cpl. Wills. “Changing weather, changing destinations, changing passengers are always good reasons to start a conversation about driving with a teen.”