The Utah Department of Health held a press conference called “Zero Fatalities,” in an attempt to persuade teens to drive safer.
In 2010 alone, 25 Utah teens died in car crashes. The families of these teens were present during the conference and spoke about their children.
More Utah teens between the ages of 13 and 19 are killed every year in motor vehicle crashes than any other cause of death, according to the Utah Department of Health.
These numbers have decreased significantly in the last ten years. In 1999 56 teens died compared to the 25 in 2010.
There are many ways to prevent teenage driving accidents. The Utah Department of Health recommends schools implement policies that set out clear consequences for students who do not use seatbelts or have bad driving records.
They also suggest restricting distractions like cell phones, mp3 players, food, loud music and friends.
Driving is a serious responsibility that can have even more serious consequences. Encourage your teens to minimize distractions and practice safe driving. If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by distracted driving the attorneys at Christensen Law Firm can help. Call us today at 801-506-0800 to find out what options are available to you.