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Young Adult Drivers
The number one cause of death among children and teens are traffic crashes. Speeding is the cause of most young adult collisions (www.nsc.org).

In Allegany County in 2002, 274 crashes involved drivers ages 16-20years. The Graduated Drivers License has been implemented in the state for beginning drivers to help them receive more experience before they are out on their own. Presentations are available to reinforce the message of “high-risk” driving behavior in inexperienced drivers. Please call to learn more about our programs and presentations.

Senior Drivers
One hundred and ninety eight total collisions in 1999-2001 were caused by drivers of ages sixty and older in Allegany County. Each April and October, Allegany College of Maryland offers AARP driver improvement classes that help seniors with driving skills as they age. The AARP program 55 ALIVE is designed to improve the driving skills of those older drivers on the road. (Some insurance discounts are available to those who complete the program 55 ALIVE or similar programs.) To learn more about this program call (301) 759-5123.

Helpful Links

www.seniordrivers.org
www.aarp.org
www.nhtsa.dot.gov
www.cdc.gov

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