AAA survey shows speed is leading cause of fatal crashes for Virginia teens

Richmond, Va. (WRIC) — A new survey from AAA shows the deadly mistakes teen drivers make.

This year in Virginia, 68 percent of teen driver fatalities were in speed-related crashes.

Driving instructors said in a survey that the main mistakes they see teens making at the wheel are speeding, distracted driving and poor visual scanning, or driving with tunnel vision.

Another survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows parents may set dangerous examples for their children. Some of those included talking on a cell phone while driving and driving over the speed limit.

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