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KTA encourages teen driver safety

In celebration of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 17-23, the Kansas Turnpike Authority shares the three winning videos from its recent Put the Brakes on Fatalities video contest. These videos were created by Kansas teens to raise awareness about dangerous driving habits. The winning three videos can be viewed online.

The winning videos were made by students from St. John-Hudson High School and Eudora High School.

“We love to see the thought and creativity that is put into these videos each year,” said Rachel Bell, KTA Director of Business Services & Customer Relations. “Teens are in their formative driving years, so creating videos is just one way we hope to instill safe driving behaviors in them.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teen drivers are twice as likely as adult drivers to be involved in a fatal crash. Parents are highly encouraged to talk with their teen about safe driving practices, including seat belt usage and distracted driving.

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