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AAA Texas/City of Dallas Judiciary Hold Teen Driver Safety Fair to Save Lives

Car crashes are a leading cause of teen deaths

Coppell, TX Transportation and Traffic Safety
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Car crashes are the second leading cause of death for teenagers. Today AAA Texas, City of Dallas Judiciary, and Parks and Recreation held a safety event to help families prepare for the difficult learning-to-drive process.  The Teen Driver Safety Fair, which was held at Campbell Green Recreation Center inNorth Dallas, offered interactive exhibits, one-on-one meetings with traffic safety experts and presentations by safety-minded organizations.

VIDEO FOR NEWS MEDIA

B-roll: https://we.tl/t-x6rxAbwCW6

Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas Spokesperson: https://we.tl/t-ZrWvwPvXRr

Judge Julie Clancy, Dallas Judiciary https://we.tl/t-HEBgRSNiqudgx

Tony Harzel, TxDOT PIO:https://we.tl/t-idMAeMw4D8

Lili Trujillo-Puckett, Street Racing Killshttps://we.tl/t-tS8BmxlOo1

Jamie White, Allie's Way Founder: https://we.tl/t-8PVcCu6mPG

 

This is an important time of year to remind young drivers about safety as April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (60% of teen crashes involve distractions), prom and graduations are near, and the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers (Memorial Day to Labor Day) is just around the corner.

Participating organizations included Texas Department of Transportation, Street Racing Kills, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Allie’s Way, United Towing, Youth 180, Methodist Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nickel from Nicole, Dallas Animal Services, and Dallas Police Department.

 Teen Driving Facts

  • Car crashes are the second leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.
  • Teen drivers are more at risk than any other age group to be involved in a crash.
  • Inexperience and risky behavior put teens more at risk for fatal crashes.
  • April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Distractions are involved in 60% of teen crashes

 

 MORE B-ROLL VIDEO FOR NEWS MEDIA: 

B-ROLL VIDEO 1—Teen Drivers Crashing while Distracted on Smart Phones

B-ROLL VIDEO 2-Police Dash Cam of Teen Driver being pulled over accused of being impaired

B-ROLL VIDEO 3 – Teens undergoing Driver’s ED

B-Roll Video 4 of Distracted Drivers with Smart Phones in Hand

 

Distracted driving crashes and/or aftermath videos:

OHIO

(Video courtesy: Ohio Dept. of Transportation

https://vimeo.com/811820275

 

KENTUCKY

(Video courtesy: Logan County Sheriff’s Department

https://vimeo.com/811822781

 

MAINE

(video courtesy: Maine State Police

https://vimeo.com/811823824

 

LOUISIANA

(Video courtesy: AAA)

https://vimeo.com/811823964

 

MASSACHUSETTS

(Video courtesy: Berlin Police Dept.

https://vimeo.com/811824146

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
Public Affairs , (Dallas)
512-564-3141
armbruster.daniel@ace.aaa.com

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