Stories tagged with: teen drivers

October 16, 2012 - 5:06pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study showing teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior behind the wheel.

The study, which is in conjunction with teen driver week, shows speeding, late night driving, and alcohol use all increase when teen drivers carry passengers their age. Fatal crashes also increase when young drivers are carrying teen passengers.

"They are also putting everyone else on the road at risk. Really, keeping the teenagers safe is...

October 17, 2011 - 11:00am
4 years 40 weeks ago

A new study shows that practice is the key to safety for teen drivers.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the country.  AAA Public Relations Manager Kimberly Schwind said the first month of driving is the most dangerous.

"Inattention is really a big factor, and that can be anything from texting to talking on the cell phone, looking in the glove box, singing, talking to your passengers -...

June 7, 2011 - 11:56am
5 years 7 weeks ago

Triple A reports that more teens die in traffic crashes during the summer than any other time of the year.

In fact seven of the top deadliest days for teens occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. But, what about summer's sun makes teen drivers not pay caution. A Triple A spokesperson said it could have to do with the unrestricted driving hours, the amount of passengers in a car or lack of attention.

"For every passenger you're putting in the car you are being distracted,...

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