New Canaan teens witness mock crash during town's Safe Driving Week

Teens in New Canaan witnessed a mock car crash today that highlights the importance of safe driving during the town's safe driving week.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2022, 10:37 AM

Updated 762 days ago

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Teens in New Canaan witnessed a mock car crash today that highlights the importance of safe driving during the town's safe driving week.
Everyone in the town has had a hand helping to create the crash.
The mock crash scene is being organized by the New Canaan police, fire and EMS. They will be using a car provided by AC Autobody.  
Student council and the drama club also participated by taking roles as actors in the mock crash.
The event is just one of many planned this week which urges teen drivers to exercise caution as the weather outside becomes warmer. 
New Canaan High School Parent Faculty Association and the New Canaan Police Department helped to create the event.
According to the Department of Transportation, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, ages 15 – 18 years old in the U.S.
In 2019, the DOT reported there were 2,042 people killed in crashes nationally involving a teen driver, 628 deaths were teen drivers.
The Department of Transportation suggests parents talk to their teenagers about driving risks.


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