Teen Driving...

 

Teenage Driving Safety

Teenage drivers face a number of dangers on the road because of the novelty of operating a motor vehicle.  They tend to take risks that more mature drivers do not because teens are not as aware of the dangers involved in driving.  That is why safety belts become that much more important for kids between the ages of 16 and 20. 

The statistics surrounding teenage drivers are alarming.  In 2003, 63% of of the fatally injured 16-20 year-old passenger vehicle occupants were unrestrained, compared to 55% of adults 21 or older.    Also, drivers are considerably less likely to wear seatbelts after they have been drinking.  In 2003, of the young drivers who had been drinking and were killed in car accidents, 74% were unrestrained.