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Sobering Statistics on Teen Driving

By June 4, 2012July 23rd, 2021Personal Insurance & Risk Management

Summer is almost here… your teens will be out of school and on the road. Talk to them about safety!

Consider these sobering statistics on teen driving:

 – Automobile accidents are the number one killer of our nation’s youth.

– Drivers under the age of 20 were involved in 13% of all accidents, yet they account for only 5% of all drivers.

– 5,000 teenagers die each year from auto accidents.

– Alcohol is responsible for almost half of all teen motor vehicle deaths.

– 25% of all teen accidents involve speeding.

– Half of all teenage traffic fatalities occur between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Sunday.

–  In one year, drivers 19 and under were involved in close to 3 million motor vehicle accidents.

– The price of a bad decision can include injury to yourself or others, loss of life, loss of life style or loss of personal freedom.

Source: Insurance Information Institute