Speak Up To Slow Down - Saving Teenage Lives

 

Did you know the #1 cause of death for teenagers is motor vehicle crashes? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

 

20x

Inexperienced teenage drivers are 20 times more likely to have a motor vehicle crash than any other licensed driver.

First & Last

For two out of three 16 to 19 year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes it was their first and last crash.

2/3

Two out of three teenage passengers killed or seriously injured are in a vehicle driven by another teenager.

+1

Statistics show teen death rates increase with each additional passenger

55+

Drivers aged 16 – 19 are more likely to exceed the speed limit, drive too fast for conditions and follow too close so crash rates for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit.

58%

Distraction or inattentive driving was a key factor in 58% of crashes involving drivers ages 16 to 19.

9pm

Although 20% of teen driving occurs at night, 50% of teen fatalities occur at night.