Posted on 05-21-2013
SAFER TEEN DRIVERS
A new report on teen driver safety in the United States (US) shows encouraging trends. There has been a 47% decline in teen driver-related fatalities over the past six years. In the past three years, the number of teen passengers killed in crashes who were not wearing seatbelts decreased 23%, the number of teens driven by a peer who had been drinking declined 14%, and 30% fewer teen passengers were killed in crashes involving a teen driver. Despite this progress, auto accidents remain the leading cause of death for US teens. These findings were reported by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in April 2013.
I have a teenage driver at home. This study is confirmatory also what I have seen in the office. New California laws, while cumbersome for the new drivers, is saving lives by putting a curfew in place and not allowing friends and in some cases family to ride with them without purpose and authorized by their parents and/or physician.
Keep those kids safe! Have a blessed day.
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