A new government report says parents are getting so caught up in warning their teenagers about texting and driving that they are forgetting to talk to them about speeding.
According to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), one in three fatal teen accidents are caused by speeding.
The GHSA says the nation has focused more attention on distracted driving and drunk driving over the past few years and speeding has gone unnoticed.
The report found that in 2011, speeding was a factor in teen 33 percent of fatal crashes. That’s up 30 percent in 2000.
Traffic experts say this study could prove the distracted driving debate has taken the focus off of speeding, and it is costing lives.
The 22-page report was released just as the deadliest season for young drivers gets underway. Eight of the 10 deadliest days of the year for teens on the roads occur during June, July and August, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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