King: UPS Road Code program teaches teens safe driving techniques


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King: UPS Road Code program teaches teens safe driving techniques - Yahoo

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for teens. It’s an accomplishment that takes months or even years to achieve. Preparing for and earning your license is an exciting time, but it’s important to remember the responsibility that comes along with the right to drive.

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in the United States? To help keep teens like you safe on the road, The UPS Foundation teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to create UPS Road Code, a national program educating teens on safe driving techniques.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than 1 in 3 teenage deaths. About seven young people die every day in motor vehicle crashes, and 285,000 teen drivers are injured in crashes annually.

UPS Road Code is a Boys and Girls Club Teen Program promoted to teach younger drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Boys & Girls Clubs across the country have partnered with UPS to offer youth members the same training on distracted driving offered to their drivers before hitting the road.