NCNN Looks at Teen Driving


NCNN Looks at Teen Driving

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center says younger drivers are at a higher risk of crashing than drivers in any other age group. Over the last two years, the North Carolina Highway Patrol has recorded almost 58,000 automobile accidents involving 16 to 19-year olds.

Check It Out:

NCNN Series “Driven to Distraction”
NCNN Series
aired on WRAL-FM, 99.9 The Fan & NCNN affiliates
weekend of Feb 21st & 22nd
Listen now

WRAL-TV Focal Point Documentary “In a Flash”
will air on WRAL-TV
Wed, Feb 25th at 7pm

Ernestine Adkins lost her 18-year-old daughter on the rural roads of Johnston County November 8, 2008. Adkins says speed, alcohol, and a selfish moment by another driver has forever changed her family’s future.

In “Driven to Distraction” the North Carolina News Network examines how much training teenagers actually do receive before they earn their license. The series also explores why some local leaders want to now require more defensive driving before young drivers gain their independence.

The five part series follows the story of the Adkins family, and several teenagers who are learning first-hand what happens after a traffic accident.

WRAL-FM, WCMC-FM, and affiliates of the North Carolina News Network will air the five part series the weekend of February 21st and 22nd. The series will also be available online starting February 23rd. Visit:

WRAL-TV will air its next Focal Point documentary, “In a Flash” about the high number of teen auto fatalities in North Carolina on Wed, Feb 25th at 7pm.

Thanks to NCNN’s Clayton Henkel for this capcom story.



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