Category - Teen
Here are some shocking statistics concerning teenage drivers teen drivers, cell phones, and texting. 8 of high school students nationwide have texted or e-mailed while driving. 12 of distracted drivers involved in fatal car accidents were teens ages 15 to 19. aaa foundation for traffic safety study shows distracted teens behind the wheel and the many factors that can cause accidents. The california office of traffic safety reports that teen drivers are at a much higher risk of causing serious road accidents than other drivers. When a teen driver is behind the wheel and has one or more passengers in the car, everyones risk of death in a fatal crash rises by 51. Among male drivers aged 15-20 who were involved in fatal crashes in 2017, 31 were speeding at the time of the crash 17 and 20 had been drinking. 13 nighttime and weekend driving in 2017, 40 of motor vehicle crash deaths among teen drivers and passengers aged 13-19 occurred between 9 pm and 6 am, and 51 occurred on friday, saturday, or. In 2016, it was a factor in 32 percent of the fatal crashes that involved passenger vehicle teen drivers. A study by the governors highway safety association (ghsa) found that from 2000-2011, teens were involved in 19,447 speeding-related crashes. According to teen driver safety statistics compiled by the national highway traffic safety administration,1,830 young drivers ages 15 to 20 years old died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Although dire, this represents a 4 percent decrease from the 1,916 young drivers who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Teen drivers appear to be careless with one of the most basic aspects of road safety seatbelts. Geico points out that 74,000 young people die or are injured every year due to this basic mistake. The statistics on car accidents involving teenagers are truly terrifying. What are the facts about teenage car accidents? Teen car accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths in america. Over 68,000 teenage drivers have died in auto accidents the past 10 years.