Talk to your teen about safe driving
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 14–18 years of age in America and within the Destination Safe area.
Five solid rules for your teen to follow before getting behind the wheel are:
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Always use your seat belt.
Drive without distraction – no texting, talking on the phone or loud music.
No extra passengers.
No drinking alcohol and driving.
Watch out for deer this holiday season
Although the Kansas City region has seen progress in efforts to avoid deer on our roadways — a 20 percent decline in reported incidents from 2006 to 2012 — this can still be a dangerous time of year for drivers and deer.
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