Study: Crash rate for teen drivers nearly double other age groups

The statistics confirm every parent’s fear.

A recent study conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found the crash rate of drivers ages 16 to 17 was nearly double that of drivers ages 18 to 19 and approximately 4.5 times that of motorists in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

Further, according to a study AAA did working with the University of Iowa, “60 percent of teen crashes today are caused by distracted driving,” CBS News reported.

“The top distraction for teens is other passengers, accounting for 15 percent of teen driver accidents, compared to 12 percent caused by distracted by texting or talking on a cell phone,” the report said.

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