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2007 National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 15 - 20

Teen Driver with Keys

Congress has passed a resolution establishing every third week in October as National Teen Driver Safety Week. The first annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) was held October 15-20, 2007. Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the resolution in response to several tragic crashes involving Pennsylvania high school students.

NTDSW raises awareness about the tragedy of teen vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., and it sparks communication among teenagers, their parents and civic leaders about the causes of and solutions to teen crashes. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies, which have an ongoing teen driver research alliance and outreach initiative, played a key role in the designation.

For 2007, some State Highway Safety Offices planned specific activities during the week. Others have year-long programs focusing on teen belt use, graduated licensing and underage drinking. Some NTDSW state activities are listed below:

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