Mile High Magazine 10/22/2023 CDOT

Guest: Sam Cole Traffic Safety Communications Manager Teens are at a greater risk when it comes to driving and that is just because they are inexperienced.  You want their focus to be on the road and their phone and their friends are a distracted.  In the first six months you teen drivers cannot have anyone under the car with them under the age of 21, and until you are 18 you cannot be on your phone at all.  CDOT has seen a higher number of traffic fatalities in rural areas.  Drivers education goes into the what if and give you different scenarios to make sure you are prepared for all different situations that might happen.  This year there has been a 53% increase in teen drivers killed on our roads this year.   

Published: Monday, October 23, 2023   |   Runtime: 15:18