Teen DrivingJune 17, 2011 | in My Kind of Driving
In a recent article in the Houston Chronicle titled 100 Days of Summer Deadliest for Teen Drivers, they covered what factors are causing teens to fall prey to deadly crashes: distraction, inexperience, and alcohol. Traffic accidents remain the leading cause of death of teens. Teens were behind the wheel in 366 fatal collisions in Texas in 2009, and an average of 422 U.S. teens die in traffic accidents each month during the summer, dubbed the “100 deadliest days for drivers” by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.Among the top factors thought to lead to teen driving fatalities are driving at night, distractions in the vehicle such as cell phones and friends, driving at high speeds, not wearing a seat belt and alcohol use.
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