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ABC7 Amarillo News Mentions Rural Texas More Dangerous For Texas Teenagers

In July 2023 ABC7 in Amarillo reported “young drivers in Texas are more likely to be involved in a fatal crash during the summer months – especially if they’re driving in rural parts of the state.” Here is more from that article:

Rural areas of Texas have the highest rate of fatalities involving young drivers, with areas of West Texas posing the greatest risk, according to data from the National Highway Safety Administration. The data shows lower rates of teen fatalities in the denser urban corridors of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

Texas has a three-phase Graduated Driver”s License program that allows teens as young as 15 to drive with adult supervision using a learner’s license after taking part of a drivers education course. The second phase allows a provisional license that limits nighttime driving hours and passengers. That phase requires 30 hours of supervised driving, with 10 hours at night and the completion of a driver education course and a driving test. At age 18, the restrictions can be lifted for a standard license.

Full article here: https://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/rural-parts-of-the-state-are-more-dangerous-for-texas-teen-drivers-07-26-2023
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