In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Governor Charlie Crist has declared this to be Teen Driver Safety Week in Florida, an attempt to reduce the number of teenage driver’ auto accidents. The proclamation focuses on the fact there were over 36,000 teenage drivers involved in auto accidents in Florida last year, and 479 people were killed as a result of a car crash when a teenage was driving.
Teenage Driver Safety Week in Florida also coincides with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles launching their new website, Take the Wheel, This new website is sort of an edgy site aimed at teenage drivers. It has teen testimonials on teenage driver car crashes, suggestions on handling peer pressure, the do’s and don’ts of safe driving, the consequences of bad driving and a teenage driver survey. It also gives teens an opportunity to relate their own driving experiences to be posted on the web.