October 20, 2014, 9:12 pm

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Written by Jeff Larson   

Facts/Statistics

  • Of those (teens) involved in crashes in 2000, 58% were speeding at the time of the crash.
  • 65% of teen passenger deaths occur when another teenager is driving.
  • Nearly half of the fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers were single vehicle crashes.
  • In the last decade, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes.

Resources: Massachusetts Junior Operators License

 

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  • At least 77% of traffic accidents are the result of driver error.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for 16-24 year olds at 48.5%.
  • Nationwide, 43% of first-year drivers and 37% of second-year drivers are involved in car crashes.

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