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National Teen Driver Safety Week Underway

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Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

This week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is using the event to remind teens to buckle up.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wants parents to remind kids of the importance of safe driving, like using a seat belt and not texting while driving.

“Safe driving is a lifelong effort and parents play a critical role in developing safe driving techniques,” DHSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes said in a statement.

The Florida Highway Patrol is designating Tuesday as Teen Arrive Alive Day, with events across Florida to educate parents and teens on safe driving habits.

Teen crashes made up almost 12 percent of all collisions in 2017.

Shawn Mulcahy is a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU. He graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with majors in public relations and political science. He was previously an intern at WFSU, and worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates.