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Teenage Driving – Get the Facts

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Car Crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and accidents while driving cause 36% of all deaths in this age group according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Teenage Driver Facts:

Deaths. Each year over 5,000 teens ages 16 to 20 die due to fatal injuries caused by car accidents. About 400,000 drivers age 16 to 20 will be seriously injured.

Risks. The risk of being involved in a car accident is higher for drivers aged 16- to 19-year-olds than it is for any other age group. For each mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are about four times more likely than other drivers to crash.

Stats. Teenagers are about 10 percent of the US Population, but account for 12 percent all fatal car crashes.

Costs. Drivers (both male and female) under age 24 account for 30% – $26 billion dollars of the total costs of car accidents in the US.

Male Versus Female. The car accident death rate for teen male drivers and passengers is more than one and a half times female teen driver (19.4 killed per 100,000 male drivers compared with 11.1 killed per 100,000 female drivers.

New Drivers. The risk of a Crash risk is much higher during the first year teenagers are able to drive.

We believe that the more you know, the better off you are.

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  1. Frank Gibson says:
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    Great article. MOTOsafety, your teen driving coach, is a new service that gives parents a great way to monitor and coach their teenage drivers. The tool provides insights on safe driving habits such as speeding, harsh braking and rapid acceleration. MOTOsafety gives parents a great tool for increasing the safety of teens on the road. Learn more at http://www.motosafety.com.