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Car crashes are the number one killer of teens


In 2016 teenage crash deaths occurred most often in June


11 teens die each day as a result of texting and driving

Safe Driving Practices Are More Important Than Ever Before

We don’t want our teens to become one of the statistics.

  • 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving.
  • Over 50% of 16-18 year olds in fatal auto crashes were unbelted.
  • Speeding is a critical safety issue for teen drivers. In 2016 it was a factor in 32% of the fatal crashes that involved teen drivers.

66% of teen passengers who die in a crash are not wearing a seat belt

Teens are the population group least likely to wear their seat belts. It should come as no surprise to learn that most of the teens killed in car crashes were not wearing seatbelts.


In 2016, 56% of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers

In 2016, 55 percent of the deaths of teenage passengers in passenger vehicles occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager. Among deaths of passengers of all ages, 13 percent occurred when a teenager was driving.


Crashes among teen drivers due to driver distraction

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that nearly 6 out of 10 moderate to severe teen crashes are the result of driver distraction.


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Contact Tammy Enix
Email: tenix@utk.edu
Phone: (865) 974-4621