By Paul Schmitt
The increase in distractions for teenage drivers has contributed to nearly 60 percent of moderate to severe crashes being the result of distracted driving, according to the AAA Traffic Safety study. This week is “National Teen Driver Safety Week” and Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says the awareness of distracted driving is a great opportunity for parents to start the conversation with their child before they even get behind the wheel.
Joski recommends that all drivers turn off their phones while driving and to advise your family and friends when you will be driving and not to call at those times. He also says attentive and defensive driving is important to reduce the chances of an accident.