Advocates for safe teen driving meet and discuss grassroots initiatives

GLEN BURNIE, Md - Monday the Maryland Teen Safe Driving Coalition hosted a meeting to discuss teen driving.  Everyone from state law enforcement to traffic safety experts to educators and teens were on hand for the annual meeting.

Some parents and people affected by crashes involving teen drivers were also available to discuss the issues surrounding teen driving. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens.

The crashes account for more deaths than the next two leading causes for that age group combined.  The Maryland Teen Safe Driving Coalition works to help prevent deaths and injuries by educating the public.

Although Maryland has teen driving restrictions, the coalition believes more can be done. Research shows the state could save $200 million each year by strengthening its teen driving restrictions.

The annual meeting ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday in Glen Burnie at the Maryland MVA.

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