# Teen drivers
DougCo teens echo national trend of not using seat belts, speeding
A young man drives on a rural road.Alex Jumper / Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) After 28 people died on Douglas County roads last year, the most in five years, the Colorado State Patrol wants the county’s teen drivers to slow down and buckle up.
Patrol: Over half of Colorado’s fatal teen crashes involved speed
A police car drives at night.NeONBRAND on Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol wants teens to ease up on the accelerator. A new report shows speeding contributed to 57 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers between 2015 and 2019.