Car crashes can occur in the blink of an eye, they affect all walks of life from parents to teenagers. In a recent survey conducted by AllState Insurance Foundation car crashes caused by teen drivers is the number one killer, of teens in America, killing between 5,000 and 6,000 teenagers every year. The statistics of teenagers who use cell phones, speed, or text while driving are higher than ever before. Check out the statistics from the 2009 survey below.
Percentage of Teens Using Cell Phones While Driving:
56% of teens said they make and answer phone calls while driving. Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident and can slow a young driver’s reaction time to that of a 70-year-old.
13% of teens said they send and respond to text messages while driving.
Percentage of Teens Who Admitted to Speeding While Driving:
17% of teens said speeding is fun.
55% of teens said they exceed the speed limit by more than 10 mph.
26% of self-identified “aggressive” teen drivers reported speeding by more than 20 mph over the limit.
69% of teens who speed said they do so because they want to keep up with traffic.
Percentage of Teens Who Experience Peer Pressure While Driving:
44% of teens said they drive more safely without friends in the car.
67% of teens said they have felt unsafe when someone else was driving.
Only 45% said they would definitely speak up if someone was driving in a way that scared them.
37% said they would ride with one or more friends who speed in the coming year.
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