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Great Hang Up: Teen drivers and Halloween road safey

8:12 AM, Oct 31, 2012   |    comments
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Great Hang Up: Teen drivers age 15-25 account for nearly one-third of fatality accidents involving children on Halloween.

State Farm and research expert Bert Sterling found Halloween is also the deadliest time of year for child pedestrian accidents, with the most deaths occurring between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The study also found 70 percent of accidents were not in an intersection or crosswalk.

One way to keep teen drivers safely focused on the road is showing them in a safe environment what happens when you drive distracted.

At the Sonoma Raceway, a professional instructor allows teen motorists to drive distracted on a controlled course. The difference evidenced when teens are armed with a phone while behind the wheel, as opposed to when they focus solely on the road, is startling.

The Highway Survival Program is offered several times a year from the Simraceway Performance Driving Center.

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