National Teen Driver Safety Week (10/16-22)
A year ago this week, a 19-year-old was killed when his motorcycle hit a disabled vehicle on Sully Road (Route 28) on October 21. He was Fairfax County’s sole teen fatality from a car crash in 2016. This accident was one of 1,301 crashes involving teens in our county last year which resulted in 219 injuries. Nearly 190 of those crashes also involved speeding, and in 27 of them, the teenaged drivers had been drinking. Other common driver distractions include eyes not on the road, cell phone use, and looking at a roadside incident or scenery.
It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week. Talk to your teenaged friends and family members and remind them of the importance of safe and responsible driving. Let’s work together to reduce injuries and deaths among our teens due to crashes.
Practice safe driving – Slow down. Phone down. Arrive alive.