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  1. 33% of deaths among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2010 occurred in motor vehicle crashes.
  2. 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age.
  3. 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving.
  4. Statistics show that 16 and 17-year-old driver death rates increase with each additional passenger.
  5. Only 44% of teens said they would definitely speak up if someone were driving in a way that scared them.

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  1. Teen drivers with involved parents are twice as likely to wear seat belts.
  2. More than 40% of teen auto deaths occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  3. Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident as well as slow a young driver’s reaction time down to that of a 70-year-old.
  4. 1 in 5 of 16-year-old drivers has an accident within their first year of driving.
  5. 56% of teenagers rely on their parents to learn how to drive.
  6. Crash risk for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit.

Sources

  • 1

    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "Facts." Cross Roads. Accessed April 9, 2014. .

  • 2

    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "Facts." Cross Roads. Accessed April 9, 2014. .

  • 3

    "Statistics on Driving While Texting." GuardChild. April 9, 2014. .

  • 4

    Newcomb, Doug. "The Staggering Cost of Teen Driving." MSN Autos. Accessed April 9, 2014. .

  • 5

    Allstate. "Teen Driving Facts." Lovering Family Foundation. Accessed April 9, 2014.

  • 6

    Ginsburg, K. R., D. R. Durbin, J. F. Garcia-Espana, E. A. Kalicka, and F. K. Winston. "Associations Between Parenting Styles and Teen Driving, Safety-Related Behaviors and Attitudes." Pediatrics 124, no. 4 (2009): 1040-1051.

  • 7

    Virginia State Police. "Statistics." SafeTeenDriving.org. Accessed April 13, 2013. .

  • 8

    "Statistics on Driving While Texting." GuardChild. Accessed April 13, 2014. .

  • 9

    "Teen Driving Statistics." GEICO. Accessed April 14, 2014..

  • 10

    "Teen Driving Facts and Stats." State Farm Teen Driver Safety. Accessed April 14, 2014. .

  • 11

    "Teen Driving Facts and Stats." State Farm Teen Driver Safety. Accessed April 14, 2014. http://teendriving.statefarm.com/teaching-a-teen-to-drive/supervising-your-teen/teen-driving-facts-and-stats>.

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