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Texas teen crash fatalities fall slightly in 2012

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You may wonder where we get the fatality numbers we use in our stats. One of the primary places we look at total teen fatalities is through The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They track each crash throughout the country and record lots of data that researchers can use to slice and dice to get the information they need to study, educate, or document. We use this data because we can look at car crashes from many angles, but also because we can look at the specific trends of teens in different areas.

The Teens in the Driver staff is always anxious to see the numbers finalized, because we get to find out if Texas is still in a decline and we are thrilled this is the case again for 2012. This wraps up a decade of fewer fatalities! 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!

Congrats, y’all. Let’s keep up the great work!

6 comments on “Texas teen crash fatalities fall slightly in 2012
  1. Contrats to Texas for haveing less fatal crashes. Im glad that there are less crashes and more survivors. The people from Kern Valley High School are extremely glad to hear about this. Hopefully We can make a change here in California to have less crashes also. We would love to be just like Texas!!!!

  2. Jacob Ruiz says:

    I’m glad to hear that Texas teens are making smarter choices, now the only thing to do is to stay on track and improve! Here at Creekview High School we’re doing everything we can to make sure that our students are well informed and safe!

  3. Audrey Likovic says:

    It’s great knowing that all these different activities that teens in the drivers seat do make a difference. We try to get out there and help teens become safe drivers.
    Desert View Middle School

  4. Phillip Bracamontes says:

    It’s amazing to see what we are capable of. All of us are spreading the word and we finally see the impact.
    -Desert View Middle School

  5. Lauren Saenz says:

    To see that what we do is making a difference is Awesome. The fact that we are saving lives and giving people a chance to have a future is Perfect.

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