Speeding teens targeted by state patrol

The Colorado State Patrol reports that teen drivers going more than 100 miles an hour are routinely pulled over on state highways.

The next few months can be one of the deadliest times of the year. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24, typically because of speeding, drugs and alcohol, or low seatbelt use.

Sgt. Ken Crider, Colorado State Patrol said, "They need to consider the fact that chose to drive in an inappropriate manner, that they could injure themselves or someone else out on the highway. And just think about, 'What if?' If they have a crash. Because nobody has a crash --but they happen every day."

The state patrol offers a course that focuses on teen driving safety called Alive at 25
Posted By: Bea Karnes (Updated: 5/22/2007 3:36:41 PM)