Age Is More Than A Number – Teen Safety And Technology

National Center for Health Statistics records that more fatalities in the age group, 15-20 years old.  Insurance claims and deaths are lower with legislation that puts restrictions on younger drivers. Raising the minimum age for a driver’s license, curfews, and regulating the number of maximum passengers is some ways that states have reduced their numbers of fatal car accidents.

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Numbers Do Not Lie

  •  Two thousand eight hundred twenty teens die in car crashes on average, 13-19 is the average age.
  • Two out of three teenagers that die in car wrecks are male.
  • Eight percent of crashes cause death. The numbers include passengers, pedestrian, and drivers. Also, recreational vehicles add to the number significantly.
  • Vehicle occupants make up around seventy-five percent of vehicle crash fatalities.
  • The highest number of deaths are in June and May.
  • Curfew laws have stats to back up the reasoning. Fatal car crashes involving teenagers are more frequent from 9 pm-midnight.
  • Seatbelt laws vary from state to state, but the framework is much the same. The number of deaths when not using a seatbelt is higher than those that do wear them. Though, keep in mind, not every crash report signifies whether a belt was in use or not.

Deciphering Distractions

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports evidence that distractions are the primary cause for teen deaths in car crashes. 6 out of 10 serious wrecks causes moderate to severe damage to the vehicle and driver. Road departure and rear-end collisions make up seventy-six percent of that number.

  • Fifteen percent of crashes are because passenger and driver are interacting.
  • Cell phone use makes up around twelve percent of distractions that cause crashes.
  • Looking around in the vehicle averages ten percent of wrecks.
  • Gazing outside of the car distracted nine percent of drivers involved in collisions.
  • About eight percent of crashes links to music inside of the vehicle.
  • Grooming while controlling a vehicle comes in at about six percent.
  • Looking and reaching for things inside of a car causes around six percent of vehicle collisions.

Reading Recommendations

  1. Testing limits are what teenagers do and the more horsepower in a vehicle, the more likely they are to test the speed limit and power of a car.
  2. Large vehicles protect against crashes.
  3. Electronic Stability Control helps the driver stay in control of their vehicle. Curves and slippery roads require theESC to ensure safety. The feature ranks with seatbelts in term of protection.
  4. Safety ratings are real and utilizing them is best when keeping a teenager safe on the roads. National Highway Traffic Safety ratings update their ratings according to safety tests.

Fatality numbers for drivers range, teens 15-17 years old making up on average twelve percent of fatal collisions, and many of those are avoidable with the right advice and implementation.

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