Teen driving can be dangerous. There are many reasons why teens crash their vehicles. Most of the time, it’s due to inexperience. Here, you’ll find facts and statistics that help you learn more about teen driving so that you can share these things with your teens. If you need help with a teen driving situation or court date, contact our Durham lawyer.
- The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over (IIHS)
- Text messaging increases the risk of crash or near-crash by 23 times. Virginia Technical Transportation Institute, USDOT
- Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph NHTSA
- People are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08%. University of Utah
- Over 84% of drivers recognize the danger from cell phone distractions and find it “unacceptable” that drivers text or send email while driving. Nevertheless, 36% of these same people admit to having read or sent a text message or e-mail while driving in the previous month. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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