November 26, 2014, 12:23 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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Child Safety Facts/Statistics

  • Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends booster seats for children until they are at least 8 years of age or 4’9’’ tall.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children from 3 to 14 years old.

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