Before you hand over the car keys to your teenager, know the facts. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to When teen drivers ride with other passengers, their risk of being in a fatal car crash doubles.
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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U. In2, teens in the United States ages 16—19 were killed andwere treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. Inyoung people ages represented 6.
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From the s to the early s, homicide rates for teens ages 15 to 19 more than doubled, from 8. Homicides declined steeply during the late s, then leveled off at around 9 deaths perfrom to Rates among this age group then increased, reaching
Download this page pdf icon [PDF — 1M]. For the most part, the number and rate of motor vehicle crash deaths has fallen since ; however, the number of deaths in increased to 35, the highest number since Continued implementation of proven strategies can save thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in direct medical costs from motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths each year. Census Bureau.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. On the evening of April 4,John McCartney went to the grocery store to pick up some groceries for his wife. He never made it home.
Although traffic fatalities have been on the decline sincealcohol-related crashes still kill about 10, people per year in the United States, with alcohol a factor in one out of three motor vehicle deaths. Despite all the warnings, public awareness and educational programs, stiffer penalties for violations, people will still get behind the wheel of their vehicles while intoxicated. Drunk driving numbers for youths and teens decreased by half between andthey are still at risk whether they are the drivers or not.