Lower Merion prinicpals address teen driving safety after fatal parkway crash

    Two Lower Merion principals are gearing up for the school year in a different way than usual.

    Following last week’s fatal crash on the Garden State Parkway that left four teenagers dead, the prinicpals of Harriton and Lower Merion high schools have issued a letter to parents about teen driving safety.

    “The Mainland tragedy did not involve alcohol or drugs. It happened in broad daylight on a well-traveled road,” the letter reads. “The scene of a group of teens piling into a car after a practice, a play, a sporting event is common to communities across the country. Young drivers opening their doors to one more friend who needs a ride – it happens all the time.”

    The letter cautions parents about the potential dangers, and encourages them to incorporate safe driving discussions and practices into their teens’ school year.

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