EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Parents, teachers and police all over the country are making an extra effort to teach kids safety on the road as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, but overall the number of fatal accidents is declining.
Eureka High School has lost three students to car accidents within the last year, which is why the school is stressing driver safety to its students.
Trevor Grimshaw, a teacher at Eureka High School, said the last year has been rough on students but they are listening to the warnings and paying attention behind the wheel.
“The kids have been great getting through it, there’s been a lot of grieving,” Grimshaw said. “The kids grasp a hold of what we’re talking about and then take that out on the road.”
Grimshaw advises parents to talk to their kids about safe driving daily.