The Greenville News reported on the morbid subject of teen driving fatalities in some upstate South Carolina counties and how to make younger people more aware of these realities. The article indicated that:
Despite adults’ best efforts, the number of teens who died in Greenville County traffic wrecks barely budged in 2008, even as overall traffic deaths fell 20 percent. The numbers were better in Anderson County, where teen traffic deaths plunged 73 percent.
Parents, educators, legislatures, comment makers, and students are offering solutions and ideas:
- required safety courses and defensive driving classes;
- seat belt awareness and support;
- mortality awareness for the male drivers;
- more parental oversight and management of younger drivers; and
- a scholarship opportunity focused on shedding the light on this grim subject matter.
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