RALEIGH, N.C. — Summertime is a critical period for teen drivers on the road. Historically, in the 100 days between Memorial Day to Labor Day the number of teen-crash fatalities increases.
In North Carolina, 2020’s season of 100 deadliest days saw 12,562 teen crashes with 3,163 teen injures and 30 teen deaths.
Data from the governor’s highway safety program’s crash data from 2015 – 2020 shows the top factors in these fatal crashes are speeding, lane departure and distracted driving.
That is where Dan Wagner comes into play. Wagner is the founder and president of Teen Driving Solutions in Raleigh. His program aims to teach teen drivers and their parent’s skills, including sound judgement, good decision making and physical control of any vehicle in real-life and traffic conditions.
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