(Sacramento, CA) — It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week and the California Highway Patrol is encouraging parents to discuss driver safety with their young drivers. Officers want you to remind your teen to avoid distractions such as cell phones when driving and to also buckle up. According to the CHP, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. Over 250 people in California were killed last year in crashes involving drivers aged 15 to 19. National Teen Driver Safety Week begins today and runs through October 24th.