More than 10,000 teenagers in Texas are killed and injured each year due to car crashes, and car crashes remain the leading cause of death among teenagers across the country. To help educate teens and their parents about the licensing process and safe driving, AAA Texas will host a free workshop called Dare to Prepare. The workshop is designed for pre-permit teens ages 14 – 17 years and their parents/guardians.
The ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers represents the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teens are more likely be involved in fatal crashes. “There are more daily deaths in crashes involving teen drivers during the summer months than the rest of the year because teens tend to have more unstructured time behind the wheel,” said Kara Thorp, AAA Texas Public Affairs Specialist.
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- State Graduated Driver Licensing requirements and restrictions
- Risks and responsibilities of driving
- Parent/guardian roles in the learning process
- How to pick a safe vehicle
- What to look for in a driving school
- Safety information on distracted, impaired, drowsy driving
- What to do when your car breaks down
The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Houston Galleria branch, located at 3307 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required at AAA.com/Safety4Teens or by calling 512-383-4342.Teens must participate with a parent or guardian.
About AAA: AAA provides more than 62 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of independently owned motor clubs and nearly 1,000 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the motorist and safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visiting www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas.