DDS is holding parents accountable

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It's National Teen Driver Safety Week and for the Department of Driver Services, that means holding parents more accountable.

In 2010, there were 127 roadway fatalities among persons ages 15-20, this represents approximately10% of all roadway fatalities that year. Teen roadway fatalities decreased by 61% from 204 fatalities in 2000; however, it increase by 12% since the previous year.

Officials with DDS say parents need to set a good example for their children by being a good driver which means no texting and driving, no talking on the phone and driving, and no drinking while driving, among a few other things. They also recommend teaching the child how to drive in a calm and patient manner rather than being aggressive.

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