Numbers Don't Lie

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Dangers of 16-year-old drivers

1 teen in the car with a teen driver, the fatal crash risk doubles, with two or more teens in the car, the risk can be five times high.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway

1.5% of Illinois state driver's licenses (2003) were held by 16-year-olds, but they accounted for 2.7 % of fatal crashes. Their rate of fatal crashes was second to that of 18-year-olds and three times the rate of 50- to 54-year-old drivers.
Source: Illinois Department of Transportation

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