The beginning of the school year is when we begin to see an increase in the average number of fatal car accidents involving teens. Although the pandemic has delayed classroom learning for most districts, it is still a good time to remind parents and teens of some simple rules for inexperienced drivers that can help prevent accidents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of six teenagers died every day in 2015 from motor vehicle injuries. And AAA reports that new teen drivers aged sixteen to seventeen are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic accident than adults. Back to school season can be a particularly dangerous time for high school students, as high concentrations of young, inexperienced drivers increase the frequency of traffic accidents in and around school zones.
By: Hannah McVey
Did you know that car accidents are the number one cause of death among new drivers 16-19 years old? You can help change this statistic.
Although one person’s choices may seem small, that one person may wear off on someone around them and then that person may wear off on someone else and then you have suddenly stretched out to reach hundreds and thousands of people.