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June 01, 2018
Teen-Driver Involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day During 100 Deadliest Days

As school dismiss for the summer, AAA is stressing the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
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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...


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...


August 14, 2008
AAA North Dakota Advises Parents on Choosing Right Vehicle for Teen Drivers

The Summer months are the prime time for parents to purchase vehicles for their teens. AAA encourages parents to factor safety, affordability and reliability into picking the best vehicle for their teen.

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