National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 19th-23rd

General Stats

  • Nationally, 963,000 teen drivers were involved in police-reported motor vehicle crashes in 2013, which resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths.

  • Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death for adolescents.

  • The greatest lifetime chance of crashing occurs in the first 6 months of getting a license.

  • 75 percent of serious teen crashes are due to common errors such as: lack of scanning that is needed to detect and respond to hazards, going to fast for conditions, and being distracted by something inside or outside of the vehicle.

  • In Nebraska, the average annual fatality rate is 16.7.

What Drivers do to Take Their Eyes Off the Road

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Factors that Reduce Drivers Ability to Concentrate

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Seat Belt Statistics

58 percent of teen drivers killed in a crash were not wearing a seat belt.

50 percent of passengers killed in an accident with a teen driver were not buckled in.

Teens have the lowest seat belt use of any age group.

Seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45 percent and reduce the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent, bottom line wear your seat belt.
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