Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Teen Drivers with Teen Passengers at Higher Risk for Fatal Crashes

The Washington Post recently reported that a Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) study found that new, 15-to-17-year-old drivers are almost eight times as likely to get into a fatal accident when they are carrying two or more teen passengers. The report author, Russell Henk, suspects that texting during driving may be a contributing factor in the collisions. The report states that new drivers may be more distracted by other teens in the vehicle.

The full Washington Post article is available online.