Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens each year, with six teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 losing their lives each day.
To help deal with this problem, the State Department of Education, DTRIC Insurance and Par Hawaii are co-sponsoring the 30th annual Operation Driver Excellence and Traffic Safety Fair to help make high school students safer drivers.
This morning on Wake Up 2day, Don Coloma, driving instructor at Waipahu High School, joined us to talk about Saturday’s event.
Coloma says national statistics show teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
There will be two group sessions on Saturday. Registration for walk-in teen drivers and parents will be available at Aloha Stadium on Saturday. April 14. They should arrive at 9:30 a.m. for the later session that morning since other students have already signed up for the earlier morning session.