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Statistics on Teenage Car Accidents
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What are some facts about teenage car accidents
Car accidents are the number one cause of teenage deaths in the United States.
In the past 10 years, over 68,000 teenagers have died in car accidents.
Nearly 5,000 teenagers are killed in an auto accident every year.
What are the causes of teenage car accidents?
In a recent study, 10% of high school students reported they rarely or never wear seat belts when riding with someone else.
In 2008, 25% of drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 who died in a car crash had a Blood Alcohol Concentration level above 0.08
When do Most teenage Car Accidents Happen?
In 2006, a teen died in a car accident once every hour on weekends and nearly once every two hours during the week.
In 2008 55% of fatal teen car accidents occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In 2008 22% of fatal teen auto crashes occurred between 9 pm and midnight.
Who is most at risk?
Nearly 2 out of every 3 teenage driver killed is male.
Teenagers between the ages of 16-19 are four times more likely to crash than all other age groups.
How much is the cost?
Recent reports show that teenage car accidents resulted in over $34 Billion in medical expenses and property damages.