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Study suggests that most drivers thing they’re not the real problem. Three-fourths of Texas drivers in a recent survey say they have talked on a cell phone behind the wheel within the past month, about the same number as those who reported speeding.
Nearly 4,000 people die nationwide each year in crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses. Many of those people are young, inexperienced drivers who don’t understand the dangers they and their passengers face every day on the road.
Texas has seen a year-over-year decline in 16 to 19 year-old driver fatalities, representing a 53% reduction for 16-to-19 year-olds (see graph). Texas is the only state where this has happened. This is something we should all be proud to claim we helped with!
Together we can all make a difference in saving U.S. teens from the number one killer. If you are a young driver, take the pledge to stay safe behind the wheel. If you are a rider, take the pledge to know the dangers and keep yourself and others safe. Keep our drive alive!
Teens in the Driver Seat® is a peer-to-peer safety program for America's youth. Too many teens are dying. Car crashes kill more young people than any other cause, accounting for nearly half of all teen deaths in America each year. Over 3,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes; that's the equivalent of a commercial jet loaded with teenagers crashing once every other week for an entire year. On a per-mile driven basis, teens are far more likely to die in a car crash than more experienced drivers. The majority of ...More about the program>