The Connecticut Dept of Motor Vehicles and Travelers are co-sponsoring Connecticut’s 14th annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, which engages high school students on the importance of making responsible decisions behind the wheel. — This article was previously published by GreenwichFreePress.com. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for 15- to 18-year-olds in the United States
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, during 2020 an estimated 2,276 people in the country were killed in car crashes involving teen drivers, and 748 of those deaths were teen drivers. “We know that teen drivers are nearly three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than drivers aged 20 and older,” DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane said in a news release. Gov. Ned Lamont announced the launch of the contest during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs from Oct.