LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Department of Public Safety is sending out a reminder to teens to play it safe when driving to avoid tickets and accidents.
In the U.S., motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Approximately 6,000 teens per year are killed in traffic crashes in this country.
Teenagers are more likely to be involved in car crashes because of their inexperience behind the wheel, but there are some safety tips to reduce that chance.
Those safety steps include:
From June through August 2008, the Texas Highway Patrol issued almost 5,000 citations to teens (ages 15-19) for driving under the influence, not wearing safety belts and speeding.
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