Teen Driving Issues Project
Topic: Teen Crashes
Part 1 - Identify the Issue
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Why is this a problem, especially for teen drivers?| I believe that all car crashes are horrible, dangerous for everyone involved, and most likely always preventable. There's a couple reasons why i think its such a problem, especially with teenage drivers because.... Crashes are the number one cause of deaths among teenagers. More teenagers die in traffic crashes, then homicide, suicide, drugs and alcohol combined. Although teenagers represent 7% of the licensed population, they are involved in almost 20% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes.I could go on and on with facts, but overall lack of driving experience, visual search habits, distractions, speed and space management, and a poor driving attitude is why car crashes are such a problem with teenage drivers. |
Statistics from research regarding teen crash rates. | ⦁ Crashes are the #1 cause of deaths among teenagers.⦁ Teenagers represent 10% of the U.S. population, but account for 14% of deaths in the U.S.⦁ More teenagers die in traffic crashes, then homicide, suicide, drugs and alcohol combined.⦁ Teenagers represent 7% of the licensed population, they are involved in almost 20% of all fatal crashes.⦁ Adding teenage passengers can increase your fatal crash risk rate.⦁ Approximately 5,000 teenagers die each year in car crashes.⦁ According to the AAA foundation for traffic safety over half of motor vehicles crash deaths among teenagers occur on weekends. ( Fri - Sun )⦁ Teenagers are twice as likely to crash at night time. ( p.m.. - 6 am. )⦁ Over One - Third of teenage crash deaths occur between p.m.. - 12 am.⦁ Nearly 2 out of every 3 people killed in teenage driver crashes are the people other than they teenage driver.⦁ Overall lack of driving experience is why teens crash, and they especially have difficulty with visual search habits,