Washington residents might have heard about the pedestrian accident that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip on Dec. 20. A 24-year-old woman drove onto the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard, killing one person and injuring dozens more. Authorities have not yet explained what motivated the woman's actions, though they have said that her actions were intentional.
Statistics show that teen drivers are at greater risk for car accidents than drivers in any other age group, which is why the state of Washington has specific laws that apply to teenage drivers. These laws aim to reduce risks, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes education for both teens and their parents as a method of prevention.