Media Repository December 8-9, 2019 (San Marcos, TX) – The Youth Transportation Safety Program hosts the Teens in the Driver Seat® Summit to unite and empower teens active in traffic safety service and outreach in their community. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for teens in the United States. 219 teens, […]
The AAA Foundation has found teen drivers are approximately 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of driving.
This week, Teens in the Driver Seat® will be in Conyers, Georgia to release and discuss a new study completed by the Texas Transportation Institute. The findings illustrate how much they know about driving risk factors and how often they engage in risky driving behavior. Results suggest that Rockdale students are generally more aware of driving dangers, especially with respect to cell phone use while driving, a problem which has received increased attention in recent years. Researchers conducted a similar survey at Duluth High School in 2007.
For information: Jill Goldberg, 404-631-1828 (office) – Georgia DOT;Cindy Ball, 770-860-4226 (office) – Rockdale County Schools; Bernie Fette, 979-777-7532 (cell) – Texas Transportation Institute CONYERS, Georgia – Local teens are largely unaware of the dangers they face as new drivers, according to a recent survey, so they’ve launched the peer-to-peer Teens in the Driver Seat […]
Car crashes kill more young people than any other cause, accounting for nearly half of all teen deaths in America each year. Most teens and parents are unaware of the top five dangers of teen driving: driving at night; speeding and street racing; distractions, such as cell phones/texting and too many teen passengers; low seat belt use; and alcohol use.