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GHSA News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2011

Contact: Jonathan Adkins
(202)789-0942, ext. 13
(202)669-9746, cell

Parents Hold the Key to Prevent Deadly Summer for Teen Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) urges parents to take the lead in ensuring their teen drivers are safe this summer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest for drivers ages 15-20. To keep teens safe, GHSA offers parents the following tips:

Need help? Visit Ford Driving Skills for Life's website, (www.drivingskillsforlife.com), for resources including a parents' guide and online driving academy. Ford and GHSA developed this free program to complement driver education efforts in schools and communities.

Wondering what the teen driving law is in your state? Find out at www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/license_laws.html.

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)® is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans. Contact GHSA at 202-789-0942 or visit www.ghsa.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GHSAhq.