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Teenage Car Accident Statistics

Teen Drivers: The Risks & Dangers

Teenagers face increased risks and dangers over other drivers. Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are 4 times more likely to get into accidents while driving than the average adult. The younger they are, the more at risk they are – 16-year-olds are twice as likely to crash per mile driven than 18-19 year-olds. In 2008, 6,428 teens were killed in car accidents.

Teenage Car Accident Statistics

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Teen Car Accident Statistics

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Bachus & Schanker, LLC has compiled the above statistics to increase awareness of the dangers that teenage drivers face. Inexperience is a big reason why crash rates for young drivers are so disproportionately high, but speeding, tailgating and distractions are also major factors.

Teen Drivers and Drunk Driving

Teen drivers aren’t as likely to drive after drinking as adults are, but their crash risk is substantially higher when they do. Teens who drink and drive are 12 times more likely to be killed than sober teen drivers.

Teen Drivers and Texting and Driving

According to the American Automobile Association, 50% of teens admit to texting while driving.

There are three main types of distractions:

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