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Families of teens killed on Utah roads share their grief in hope of saving lives

In an effort to increase teen driver safety, families have shared stories about losing a child in a motor vehicle crash. Teen driving week is next week, October 18-23, 2021, and is an opportunity to prepare teens to be safe on roads, emphasizing the importance of education, experience, and parental involvement.

In 2019 and 2020, 43 teens were killed on Utah roads. Nationally, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per miles driven, teen drivers aged 16-19 years old were three times more likely to be in a fatal crash compared to drivers 20 years and older. 

Please visit the Zero Fatalities website to read the stories from these families and to learn more about our goal to eliminate fatalities on our roadways.

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