Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesota teens. They are preventable. Research shows that teens whose parents set clear rules, paid attention to where they were going and who they were with, and were:
– half as likely to crash
– twice as likely to wear seat belts
– 71% less likely to drive while intoxicated
– 30% less likely to use a cell phone while driving
than teens who said their parents were less involved.
The Elko New Market Police Department and the Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce hope to minimize teen traffic crashes by hosting the Point of Impact teen driving program for parents and their teens each spring.
The program, developed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, is presented by Elko New Market Police Chief Steve Mortenson.
This is a FREE presentation for teens 14-18 and their parents.
Registration for the 2018 event, on April 5, 2018, is now open.