teen driving

teen driving

Teen Driving

Teen Driving History

1974- A study of driver education in DeKalb County, GA., casts doubt
on its effectiveness in preventing teen accidents.

1975- The DOT’s Fatality Analysis reporting system—in its first
annual report on vehicle deaths by age group– reveals that more
than 8,700 teenagers died.

1978- The number of teens dying in car crashes peaks at 9,940.

1980- Federal government tries to stop teen drinking and driving;
teen motor vehicle deaths decline.

1984- Congress passes National Minimum Drinking age act, setting
21 as the federal limit for drinking.

1990’s- State governments search for ways to decrease the number
of teen motor vehicle deaths.

Teen Driving History Cont.

1996- Florida becomes the first state to institute a graduated
driver licensing program (GDL).

1997- State authorities report a 9% reduction in fatal crashes
among 15-17 years old.

1999- After starting GDL programs, Michigan reports a 25%
reduction and North Carolina a 27% reduction in fatal
crashes among 16 year olds.

2000- approximately 6,000 teens still die every year in motor
vehicle accidents.

Teen driving facts

Motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 cause of death
among teens in the us.

9/10 teens reported it was common to see teens driving
while talking on a cell phone.

Teens have the lowest seat belt use rates of any group.

Only 65% of teens consistently wear their seatbelts as
both a driver and passenger.

Over 68,000 teenage drivers have died in auto
accidents the past 10 years.

Pros/Cons About Teen Driver Laws

Roads are safer, for drivers and pedestrians.

Teens are careful to not make any mistakes
when driving, which improves their driving.

Parents will worry less because of curfew laws.

Accidents will reduce.

Pros/Cons About Teen Driver Laws

Under age drivers might break...

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