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Media Advisory: Santa Clarita Families Get Hands-On Training About Teen Crash Risks At Safety Fair

WHAT:  National Teen Driver Safety Week—Auto Club and City of Santa Clarita Teen Driver Safety Fair

The Auto Club, the City of Santa Clarita and numerous local community groups will share teen driver safety information with parents and teens at a regional Teen Driver Safety Fair.
VISUAL ELEMENTS: Teens getting professionally “fitted” in vehicles; Using Fatal Vision Goggles; Distracted Driving Activities; Under-the-Hood Demos; Safe Moves Rock Climbing Wall; and City Youth Grove.

Students will be “custom-fitted” in vehicles for safety and visibility; will use “fatal vision goggles” to demonstrate DUI impairment; and experience first-hand what it feels like to be in a slow speed crash by climbing and then falling (using safety harness) from the rock climbing wall.  
WHY: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen-agers.  Approximately 15,000 16-19-year-olds are injured or killed in collisions every year in California.  Crashes take more teen lives than homicide, suicide, and cancer combined. 
The Auto Club, Santa Clarita and community groups are in partnership to share good driver safety practices with teens during National Teen Driver Safety Week.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24  
WHERE: Santa Clarita Central Park--Field #3--27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, 91350. Central Park is also the site of the Youth Grove dedicated to youth who have died in traffic-related incidents and serves as the community’s tool to promote safe and responsible driving.  Interactive audio tours of the grove will be available.
-- Anita Lorz, Automobile Club of Southern California
-- Members of City of Santa Clarita Blue Ribbon Task Force
-- Reps from CHP, LA County Fire, LA County Sheriff’s, and DMV
-- Parents of Teens Who Have Died in Traffic Incidents Offering Tours of Youth Grove
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The Automobile Club of Southern California is a member club affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) national federation and serves members in the following California counties: Inyo, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura.