Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death/injury if you are between the ages of 13 to 19 years of age. (impactteendrivers.org)
Statistics From Allstate
- Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens-taking 3,000 young lives every year. Up to 8 teen deaths a day that can be prevented.
- 2011 fatalitities: 1,286
- Ten year fatality total: 14,647
- 1 out of 5 teens drivers will have a crash in the first year of driving.
- Reaching for a phone while driving increases your risk of a crash by nine times.
- Texting and driving can increase your risk of a crashing by 23 times.
- Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds “(At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field-completely blind. RESEARCH shows that text messaging had the largest duration of eye-off-the-road time 4.6 seconds over a six-second interval)>”
- Eight percent of all crashes involve driver inattention within three seconds of the crash.
- 49 percent of teens say texting is the biggest distraction.
Statistics From Impactteendrivers.org
- More than 75 percent of fatal teen collisions are NOT caused by alcohol or drugs.
- More than 5,000 teen deaths could be prevented by eliminating unsafe driving behaviors and didstractions such as texting, eating or having friends in the car.
For additional tips and information check out our Educating Teens Pamphlet (click here)
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