Texas Teen Driving Deaths Drop 27%

More than 5000 teens were surveyed to help us better understand teens' driving attitudes and behaviors.

Trooper Crittenden said some of the causes in teen crashes include not using a seat belt, alcohol and drug use, and distracted driving. "It is important that we equip them with the right knowledge and provide them with the rules that will ensure they stay safe on the road", said New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky.

Sorry mom and dad, but maybe getting another relative or family friend to teach your teen driver the fundamentals could lead to an overall less stressful and safer experience for everyone.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nationwide in 2015, 1,972 drivers, age 15-18, were involved in fatal collision, resulting in 1,730 teen deaths nationwide.

34 percent wish they'd learned more about handling distractions while driving.

Unlike in generations past, when getting a license essentially meant a 16-year-old could hit the road unrestricted, the graduated license system recognizes the driving process involves a learning curve that cannot be taught through books or in a classroom. Share the Keys is a research-based driver education initiative created to provide the parents of teen drivers with the tools and resources they need to build and reinforce safe driving habits.


Auto crashes remain the number one killer of teens, but over the past decade tremendous advancements in safety and education have resulted in a drop in deaths involving teen drivers. There is no such thing as having too many conversations about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving - as well as practicing what is being preached.

The CHP is aware of the importance of role models in a youth's development. "The handbook reinforces key defensive driving plays, such as how to manage tailgaters, drive safely near large trucks, keep a safe following distance and respond to changes in road conditions due to weather or other factors".

THE number of driving deaths among IL teens has dropped by half since the state instituted stricter guidelines for earning a driver's license almost a decade ago. Parents and guardians must set firm driving rules to impact their teen's driving behavior.

Stick to the speed limit. Speeding is a critical issue for all drivers, especially for teens. More space is needed to stop on slick roads.

In observation of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin is teaming up with NFL great Emmitt Smith to encourage much-needed dialogue between parents and their teen drivers.


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