June is Safe Driving Month
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2010, seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Adolescent motor vehicle crashes are preventable.
We must support local programs and initiatives that are aimed at improving the safety of young drivers on the road. This month the team at Teen Health Connection is proud to support Subway Restaurants W8 2 TXT public awareness campaign. Local Subway Restaurants joined forces with the state highway patrol urging young drivers to wait to send text messages while driving. Our team encourages all adolescents, parents and community members to take the W8 2 TXT pledge. You can download the pledge here.