For the second period in a row, teen driver deaths in the U.S. have increased, after steadily declining in each of the previous eight years. This article summarizes the report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, outlines the optimum components of a graduated driver licensing law, and lists useful resources.
A study by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm insurance shows that teens who drive in states with primary seat belt law enforcement are more likely to buckle up than those in states with secondary enforcement.
While relatively few children are driven by teenage drivers, those young passengers are three times more likely to be injured than those driven by adults. Children riding with teens are often not correctly buckled up and more children under age 13 ride in the front seat.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that one in every four deaths in crashes of children under age 15 is related to alcohol use.
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