National Teen Driver Safety Week encourages parent conversations

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed Oct. 20-27 as Teen Driver Safety week encouraging parent conversation with new drivers.

According to the NHTSA, car crashes are the leading cause of deaths of teens aged 14-18 in the nation.
Among the topics of conversations, the administration suggests “5 to Drive,” that include no drinking and driving, always wear a seat belt, no texting and driving, slowing the speed and only allowing one passenger at a time.

Winston-Salem driving instructor Randy Wiles with Wiles Driving School said parents should have open conservations exposing the rules of the road to their teen and a calm tone to ease the tension for an inexperienced driver.