Teens tend to drive in older vehicles with fewer safety features than do other drivers, which contributes significantly to higher crash and injury rates. To help parents reduce these risks, the IIHS rated 95 used vehicle models as either “best” or “good,” indicating specific model years for each.
SRN provides the following look at just a few of the many excellent programs that are dedicating attention to the safety of older children in vehicles. Read more about how to navigate the upcoming changes in this report…
For the second period in a row, teen driver deaths in the U.S. have increased, after steadily declining in each of the previous eight years. This article summarizes the report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, outlines the optimum components of a graduated driver licensing law, and lists useful resources.
A study by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm insurance shows that teens who drive in states with primary seat belt law enforcement are more likely to buckle up than those in states with secondary enforcement.
While relatively few children are driven by teenage drivers, those young passengers are three times more likely to be injured than those driven by adults. Children riding with teens are often not correctly buckled up and more children under age 13 ride in the front seat.
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