LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Teenagers are considered at greatest risk for distracted driving, and collisions are the number one killer of teens in the United States.
To address these concerns, the California Highway Patrol and Impact Teen Drivers, or ITD, are joining forces to help eliminate these preventable collisions.
Ten percent of all drivers aged 15 to 19 involved in fatal collisions were reported as distracted at the time.
Based on miles driven, the Foundation of the American Automobile Association has found teens are involved in three times as many fatal collisions as all other drivers.
To improve these statistics, the message of the ITD program is simple: focus on the road ahead and get where you are going safely.