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AAA Helps Parents & Teens Be “Road Ready”

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 15, 2019) – AAA Tidewater wants to help teens and their family be “Road Ready” with a Teen Driver Safety Expo on Oct. 19th, in Suffolk. This project will kick off National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 20 - 26th) to bring awareness to the dangers teen drivers face and encourages parents to start conversations about safety on the road. Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for teens between 15 and 19 years old. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 3,255 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes in 2017.


AAA’s Teen Driver Safety Expo will give parents and teens the tools and resources needed to prevent these tragedies. This event will be an interactive experience for both the teen and parent, providing answers and solutions to address the dangers ahead on the road. Experts will be available to help new drivers prepare to take the road, participate in a basic car care clinic, how to save on insurance, how to avoid distracted driving and much more!    


The Expo is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Participants can pre-register at



Location: Nansemond River High School

3301 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, VA 23434


Date: October 19, 2019


Time: 9am to 1pm

(Check in starts at 8am)


As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 330,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at or Facebook at


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