(Findlay, OH) The state highway patrol says motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in Ohio's teens.
15 percent of all traffic crashes in Ohio the last three years involved drivers 15 to 19 years old. Crashes involving teens during 2014 to 2016 resulted in nearly 300 deaths and more than 41,000 injuries.
An action on the part of a teen driver contributed to more than 72 percent of those crashes, mostly because they were following too closely or not keeping enough distance.
Next week marks National Teen Driving Safety Week, so state troopers are urging parents to speak with their kids to discuss the dangers new drivers face-- especially distracted driving.