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New Spanish-language Safe Driving Tools Provide Roadmap for Parents



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ANCHOR LEAD: A new survey focused on Hispanic teen driving habits, reveals the importance of getting driving experience before getting a license. Brian Osuch has the details. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. The Allstate Foundation conducted the first-ever national study on the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents. Jorge Monsivais is an Allstate agency owner, parent, and safe driving advocate… CUT: (Monsivais) Our research has found that seven out of ten Hispanic parents don't know that car crashes are the number one cause of death for Hispanic teens in America. SCRIPT: Many of these teens decide to delay getting a license until they are eighteen or older, missing the process known as graduated driver licensing, proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent. Monsivais says that's where parents can step in and help. CUT: (Monsivais) The Allstate Foundation has created a series of new resources in Spanish and English that can help empower parents to keep their teens safe behind the wheel. SCRIPT: For more information, including resources such as new state-specific parent-teen driving agreements that can help keep your teen driver safer on the road, visit AllstateFoundation.org/vamos. That's Newsbreak from Allstate.
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