For Immediate Release
October 19, 2009Contact:
Martha Lopez (714) 558-4400
Senator Lou Correa and Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Promote National Teen Driver Safety Week
SANTA ANA, CA – California State Senator Lou Correa is partnering with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) and Police Services of the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to present an October 20 student assembly at Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana in observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor-vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death and the fourth leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits among teens aged 15-19 years in the country. National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs from October 18 through 24, 2009, raises awareness about the tragedy of teen vehicle crashes. The goal is to spark communication among teenagers, their parents and civic leaders about the causes of and solutions to teen crashes. Continue reading