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October 17, 2017
Drinking, Distractinos Fuel Teen Driver Crashes

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In 2016 alone, more than 3,500 teens lost their lives in car crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). About a quarter of the teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking and thanks to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, we also know that almost 60% of teen crashes are caused by distraction. Read more...

June 01, 2017
New Teen Drivers Three Times As Likely to Be Involved in a Deadly Crash

New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year. Read more...

January 20, 2017
Speed Top Factor in North Dakota Teen Crashes

Speed kills. And when it does too often it involves a young driver under the age of 18. After a review of state crash data, AAA is advising North Dakota parents to talk to their teens about the dangers of speed and how any change in driving conditions can dictate a slower safe speed. Read more...

October 17, 2016
AAA Idenfifies Top Challenges for Teen Learning to Drive

Parents don’t prepare their teens to drive as well as they did a decade ago. According to a AAA survey of 142 driving instructors across America, 65% said the decline in quality parental involvement has added to the challenges facing young drivers. They also reported that parents often set a bad example through their own behaviors. Read more...

October 17, 2016
Teens Supporting Teens: Be a Good Passenger for a Safe Ride

Teen-involved crash fatalities increased 10 percent in 2015, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Another recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety identified distracted driving as the number one cause of teen-driver crashes with teen passengers as the number one distraction. With this in mind. AAA wants every teen to Be A Good Passenger by following a few guidelines. Read more...

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