Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

CAR ACCIDENTS SEE RISE IN TEEN INVOLVED DRIVERS

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period include:

Speeding (28 percent)

Drinking and driving (17 percent)

Distraction (9 percent)

Crash data shows that teens are a vulnerable driver group with a higher probability of being involved in crashes, said Dr. David Yang, Executive Director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. And while teens may make mistakes when first learning to drive, it is important to continue educating them about safety behind the wheel so they avoid the reckless behaviors that put themselves and others at risk on the road.

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