- teen drivers are more likely than older drivers to speed.
- The presence of a male teenage passenger increases the likelihood that the driver will speed.
- Half of teen crash fatalities occur between 3 PM and midnight.
- 56% occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Take me for a ride in your Car-Car
Peter, Paul & Mary memorialized the Woody Guthrie song. Take me for a ride in your Car-Car. For teens it is a dangerous roll of the dice. Last Sunday, shortly after 3 in the afternoon, a young man died when his girl friend lost control of her new car and slammed into an oak tree. According to CDC statistics, seven other teens died that day, too. Please look at the photograph of the car. Please show it to the teens in your life. Remind them that they are four times more likely than older drivers to crash. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. There are well known factors that contribute to the risk. The incident in the photograph included several: