Texas Teen Traffic Deaths Fall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A review finds the number of teen drivers
involved in fatal traffic accidents declined in Texas nearly twice
as fast as elsewhere in the U.S.
Texas saw a 27 percent decline in fatal accidents involving teen
drivers from 2002 to 2006.
Details come from the Texas A&M-based Texas Transportation
Institute, for National Teen Driver Safety Week.
The drop nationwide was 13 percent over the same period.
The Institute compared data gathered by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration.
Texas in 2002 imposed restrictions on novice drivers during the
first six months they hold a license.
TTI in 2003 launched a program that encourages student groups to
develop projects - such as public service announcements, plays and
Web testimonials - on risky driving.
The Teens in the Driver Seat program is done in about 125
schools in Texas but will be tried elsewhere in the country.


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