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Teen drivers with teen passengers increases risk of death

 

October 24, 2018



New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increases 51 percent.

In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased 8 percent. Considering the increased risk created by a combination of teen drivers and teen passengers, AAA highly encourages parents to get involved in their teen’s driver training, set rules and enforce them, and spend lots of hours with them behind the wheel, even more than is required.

In 2016, teen drivers were involved in more than 1 million police-reported crashes...



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