|The City of Austin is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to empower parents to discuss safe driving habits with their young drivers. National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 16-22, making it the perfect opportunity to talk with teens about safe driving habits.|
In Austin, approximately 970 crashes involved a teenage driver in 2020. Of those, over 50 crashes resulted in serious injuries or death.
Across the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old). Here are the national stats:
Austin's Municipal Court (AMC) invites the public to join them at HopeFest on Saturday, Oct 22 from 9:30am - 3pm at Northeast Early College High School, 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78752. AMC will have valuable information on teen driving safety and can answer questions on how your teen can get their first driver's license. For more information on the festival, call 512-653-4935 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Texas Department of Public Safety site for information on teenager licenses. The Austin Municipal Court Youth Services office is also available at 512-974-4659 to help with questions.
For more information about National Teen Driver Safety, visit www.nhtsa.gov/road-