Teen Drivers Create Risks for Everyone
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jun 23, 2015 in Auto Accidents
According to a recent study released by AAA, teen drivers have a higher crash rate than any other age group and that risk extends beyond the teen behind the wheel to everyone on the road.
The study reported that almost 3,000 people were killed in teen driving accidents in the U.S. in 2013. In South Carolina, teen drivers are responsible for 15 percent of all automobile deaths.
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Driving is dangerous for all drivers and passengers on the road, but it is especially dangerous for teen drivers who have minimal experience behind the wheel.
Experts attribute the high number of teen accidents to a variety of factors, including:
- Lack of experience
- Distracted driving
- Youthful excitement
- Passengers in the vehicle
- Seatbelt use
- Driving at night
The AAA study coincides with what many consider the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen drivers are out of school and driving more.
Many experts link this time period to a significant increase in auto accidents involving teenagers. In 2012, from Memorial Day to Labor Day almost 1,000 people were killed in auto accidents and more than half of those killed were teenagers.
Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their teenager's driving by limiting when and where they drive as well as who rides in the vehicle while they are driving.
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