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Ohio's lieutenant governor backs a new teen-driver safety campaign
The message is that a text or call can wait until you're not driving
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Lt. Gov. Taylor is pushing a new campaign for teen driver safety.
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Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and safety leaders throughout the state are taking part in a campaign called “5 to Drive," which advises parents to talk to their young drivers about five safe driving practices.
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“The text can wait, the call can wait, turn the radio down, put the seat belt on and I think we have to continue focus on the things that are going to save our teen drivers ,and this is really a great program for that.”

Young drivers who are 15 to 19 years old were involved in about 15 percent of all traffic crashes from 2012-2014. Of those crashes, a teen driver was at-fault nearly three-quarters of the time. The crashes resulted in 282 fatalities and 41,311 injuries.

 
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