5 To Drive: New Program Launched That Aims To Keep Teen Drivers Safer

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Stopping teen tragedies. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has launched a new program to make teen drivers safer. It’s called “5 To Drive.”

Meghan McCorkell has more on the program.

Car crashes are the leading causes of death in teenagers age 14 to 18. Now the Feds are trying to reverse that trend.

Four teenagers were killed in a tragic crash on Kent Island in April. One of the causes was excessive speed.

A young father died riding his motorcycle in Gambrills. Investigators say the 19-year-old driver that hit him was texting behind the wheel.

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Three Anne Arundel County high school graduates were in the car when the teen driver mistakenly went the wrong way down Rt. 50. All three died in a head-on crash.

Now federal officials are trying to stop tragedies like those. They’ve launched a new campaign called…

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