- Risk Taking: Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for people ages 15 to 20.
- Being Unbuckled: About 2/3 of teens killed in vehicle crashes were not wearing seat belts. Wearing a seat belt reduces your chances of being hurt or killed in a crash by 45%.
- Speeding: 1/3 teen fatalities involve speeding. In a survey, almost half of the teen drivers admitted to driving 10 or more miles over the posted speed limit.
- Using Cell Phones: 82% of teen drivers admitted to using their phone while driving. Teenage girls are 13% more likely than teenage boys to talk, text or email on their cell phones while driving.
- Fiddling with Radio/iPod: Research shows that adjusting the radio is the most common distraction for drivers between the ages of 16 and 20.
- Late Night Cruising: Teen crash rates at night (9pm-6am) are twice as high as daytime rates.
- DUI: 23% of teenagers report drinking and driving. It is found that of 16 and 17 year-old drivers killed in crashes, one in six are intoxicated by adult standards.
- Driving Under Peer Pressure: Adding one teen passenger to a vehicle increases a 16or 17 year-old driver’s crash risk by 50%.
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