GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. From Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people lost their lives in accidents involving teen drivers and more than half of those killed were teenagers.
Colorado State Patrol officials say because of how inexperienced they are it's hard to tell the difference between teen drivers and drunk drivers.
Teens hit the road more often during the summer months and they're not alone authorities say their friends in the car are a big distraction along with checking their phones.
If your child is a new driver consider chauffeuring them around this summer to keep them out of harms way.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.