safety on the roads

by; caeli marsh

  • Driver error
    Compared with crashes of older drivers, those of teenagers more often involve driver error.
  • Speeding
    Excessive speed is a factor in higher crash rates among 17-18 year-old drivers.
  • Single-vehicle crashes
    More fatal crashes of teenage drivers involve only the teen's vehicle. Typically, these involve high speed and/or driver error.
  • Passengers
    Fatal crashes among teens are more likely to occur when other teenagers are in the car. The risk increases with every additional passenger.
  • Alcohol
    Although this is a problem among drivers of all ages, it's acute for younger drivers who have less experience with driving to begin with, and also drinking.
  • Night driving
    This is a high-risk activity for beginners. Per kilometre driven, the crash rate for teenagers driving at night with passengers is 4 to 5 times more likely than teenagers who drive alone during the day.
  • Low seat belt use
    Teenagers generally are less likely to use safety belts than adults.
  • these are all common factors and risks on the roads of teenagers driving unsafely
  • 2,823 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2012