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National Teen Driver Safety Week seven days of safe driving lessons
Parents with new drivers should be vigilant about safe driving every week of the year. This week (Oct. 14-20) is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and it is a good time to reiterate the importance of safe driving with your teen.

Make a point to discuss one aspect of safe driving each day with your teen. Here are some things to review:

 

Select the following link to view the entire report: http://teensafedriving.org/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-seven-days-of-safe-driving-lessons/

 
Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples with Multiple Young Passengers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety today released a study showing a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash.

The report, “Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers,” found that the likelihood of a 16- or 17-year-old driver being killed in a crash, per mile driven, increases with each additional young passenger in the vehicle:

  •   Increases 44 percent when carrying one passenger younger than 21 (and no older passengers)
  •   Doubles when carrying two passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers)
  •   Quadruples when carrying three or more passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers)

Conversely, carrying at least one passenger aged 35 or older cuts a teen driver’s risk of death by 62 percent, and risk of involvement in any police-reported crash by 46 percent, highlighting the protective influence that parents and other adults have in the car.

Select the following link to view the entire report: http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/2012TeenDriverRiskAgePassengersPR.pdf