ALBANY — New York has a new program utilizing high school sports coaches to teach good driving skills to teens.
The program announced Thursday encourages coaches to talk to their student athletes about the dangers of risky driving and ways to form good driving habits. Locker room posters, talking points for coaches
It’s timed to coincide with National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 18 through 24.
According to the campaign, the give greatest risks facing teen drivers are alcohol, speeding, texting while driving, failure to wear a seat belt and distraction caused by too many passengers.
New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says coaches can hold “tremendous sway” over students and can use their influence to help teens establish good driving habits.
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