Wednesday, June 11, 2014

100 Deadliest Days For Teens In Cars Start Now

If you've got teen drivers, now is a good time to rehash driving basics with them. The upcoming months of
summer break are known as the "100 deadliest days" in the transportation world because, on average, about 260 teen drivers in the U.S. will die in automobile accidents this summer. That's a jump of 26% compared to the rest of the year.

Why? Because kids are staying out later, driving more because they're not in school, driving longer distances and possibly partaking in the use of drugs or alcohol. Here's more information.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.