Teen drivers have historically been the focus group of many highway safety programs. With driver’s education no longer offered in most Missouri schools, adequately preparing these inexperienced drivers before they hit the road has become more challenging. Thankfully, several programs, many of them peer-to-peer based, have proven successful in educating teens and promoting safe driving practices.
Of teen impaired drivers killed in 2017 were unbuckled.
Teens killed or seriously injured in crashes in 2017.
The amount a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury.
Of teen vehicle occupant fatalities were unbuckled in 2017.