This week is the 12th Teen Driver Safety Week, and authorities try to raise awareness for rising crash deaths. According to the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the number of deadly crashes is around 104, and that's up from 65 this time last year -- a 65 percent increase.
A Tennessee Officer said that speed and not wearing a seatbelt are two major factors. Officials say that everyone needs to step up to encourage safe practices behind the wheel.
Currently, Tennessee doesn't fund any teen drivers education course.