CAR CRASHES ARE THE #1 CAUSE OF DEATH FOR TEENS. FORTUNATELY, AS Parents, THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO.
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Teen Driving - What Every Parent Needs to Know
The National Safety Council has long been involved in reducing the number of teen driver car crashes - by far the number one cause of death for teens. Here is what every parent needs to know.
TEEN DRIVERS: the facts
Inexperience contributes to thousands of teen car crashes each year.
2 million teens under the age of 18 are in their 1st year of driving.
40% of crashes happen at night, most before midnight
Each year drivers under 18 are involved in 900,000 crashes
16 to 19 year-old drivers are most likely to be in a fatal crash
In 2015, 10% of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes reported they were distracted at the time of the crash, be s… https://t.co/Du9X7sDzsQ —
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A single passenger, including younger siblings, in the car with ur newly driving teen increases fatal crashes by 44… https://t.co/DWZxRao71f —
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Teens and cell phones seem inseparable, but when behind the wheel they can be a deadly combination. Whether it’s a phone call, a text, or social media post, even hands-free cell phone use is too distracting for drivers and must be avoided.
In 2015, among teen drivers involved in fatal crashes, 10 percent were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. To help protect your teen driver, make an effort to include cell phone use in your parent-teen agreement and regularly reiterate how important it is to keep cell phones out of sight when driving. http://driveithome.org/stayinvolved/new-driver-deal #teendriver #NTDSW 13 hours 56 min ago.
Did you know that having a single young passenger in the car with your newly driving teen can increase the chance of a fatal crash by 44%? Teens have a tendency to take driving risks when behind the wheel with friends, and this applies to younger siblings, as well. While your teen might be excited to give rides to friends and younger siblings, the increased risks aren’t worth it.
To better understand how passengers affect the safety of your teen driver, check out our page on passengers and learn how long your teen should go before driving other passengers around.
http://driveithome.org/teen-driver-risks/passengers 1 day 16 hours ago.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
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