Just like the rest of the country, car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for teens in Colorado.
While the number of drivers aged 15-20 years old involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash decreased by 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, there has been an increase by 1.6 percent over the past 5 years.
We still have work to do!
In partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and State Farm, we know inexperience is the number one contributing factor associated with the cause of a crash (See Figure 23), however, coupled with risky behavior, young drivers are at greater risk for being in a fatal car crash.
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