Parents of teen killed hoping to precent future accidents

6:44 PM, Nov 1, 2013   |    comments
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BUCKSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - October has been a hard month for Christina and Corey Darveau. Full of firsts, including one of their firsts Halloweens without their daughter Taylor.

The 15-year-old killed in a car accident October 3, when she was on her way home in a vehicle driven by a friend. The friend had only had their licence for two months and wasn't supposed to have anyone other than family in the vehicle with them. The vehicle ended up veering off the road and striking a tree on Bucksmills Road, resulting in Taylor's death.

"I don't ever want to see anybody else have to go through what we've been going through for the past month," said Christina.

 To try to prevent future accidents the couple have designed pink decals to be put in the front and back windows of intermediate driver's vehicles. The decals designate the month of the year young drivers are allowed to have others in the car.

"If this effort saves one child it's worth it to put our heart and soul into it," said Corey.

The family is working on creating a website so that the public can order the Taylor Decals. They are still in the early stages with only a few samples printed so far.

According to a 2012 study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Teenage Drivers are 44% more likely to be in a fatal accident when carrying a teenage passenger.


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