Navigation Links
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers
Date:3/27/2009

Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds

FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of people killed in fatal crashes involving teen drivers are the drivers themselves, a new report shows.

The other two-thirds of victims are passengers, drivers and occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

"For every teen driver killed in a crash, almost twice as many other people die, which underscores the link between teen driver safety and the safety of everyone on the road," Robert L. Darbelnet, AAA president and CEO, said in an American Automobile Association news release.

The analysis of U.S. crash data from 1998 to 2007 showed that crashes involving drivers aged 15 to 17 killed 28,138 people. Of those, 10,388 (36.9 percent) were the teen drivers. The other 17,750 (63.1 percent) victims included 8,829 passengers of the teen drivers, 6,858 occupants of other vehicles, and 2,063 non-motorists.

"Young drivers face an array of potentially deadly challenges at the wheel. Parents and teens need to understand the serious responsibility of driving and the risks and consequences involved," Peter Kissinger, AAA Foundation president and CEO said in the news release.

A previous analysis of data from 1995 to 2004 found that crashes involving drivers aged 15 to 17 killed 30,917 people. Of those deaths, 36.2 percent were the teen drivers and 63.6 percent were others. The drop in deaths between this and the most recent analysis suggests that graduated licensing and other efforts to improve teen driver safety are having an effect.

"During the last decade, as states improved their teen licensing systems and AAA has helped parents get more involved, we have seen reductions in teen driver deaths and even larger reductions in the number of other people killed. Clearly, measures put into place to save teen drivers help us all," Darbelnet said.

Parents can play an important role by selecting a quality driving school for their teen, establishing a parent-teen driving agreement, choosing a safe vehicle for their teen, discussing safe driving with their teen, and giving their teen plenty of driving practice time, according to the AAA.

More information

The Nemours Foundation offers parents a list of rules for teen drivers.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: AAA, news release, February 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New ViziLite Plus Could Reduce Oral Cancer Fatalities Predicts East Bays Creative Dimensions in Dentistry
2. Fatalities From Medication Errors at Home Up Dramatically - DecisionHealth Offers Solutions
3. New Year, Old Myths, New Fatalities
4. Cell phone studies: While walking or driving, cell phones increase traffic, pedestrian fatalities
5. Teen Passengers at Higher Death Risk in Car Crashes
6. Red-light cameras increase crashes, researchers find
7. Severe retinal hemorrhaging is linked to severe motor vehicle crashes
8. Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids
9. Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes
10. Contrary to Earlier Predictions, Older Driver Fatal Crashes Trend Down
11. Spine Injuries a Common Result of Car Crashes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) has ... now in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in radiology marketing because ... awards were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over $5,000) and small ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Shamanic ... Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred Peru ... This sacred and spiritual journey during the Summer Solstice will also be ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The law firm of ... N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has joined the firm ... the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning and applications, and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Walk with God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true ... How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... In 2016 the ... estimates that there could be four million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the ... numbers of US cases reported per year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Yet, Zika, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 24, 2017 Research and ... Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to ... The global ... expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2016-2022 ... segment held the largest share in the global market in 2015. Among ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary  ... According to ... cannabis market research, the legal cannabis market is projected to ... despite conflicting signals from the current presidential administration. The report ... two biggest drivers of growth in this industry are the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... India , March 24, 2017 ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, ... ... Ampoules industry spread across 105 pages providing 10 company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: