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Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In 2009, about 3,000 teens in the United States ages 15 to 19 were killed, and in 2008 more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in vehicle crashes.
Newly licensed drivers and their parents are encouraged to follow this road map of safe driving tips compiled by Northridge Hospital’s Pediatric Medical Center.
Go the Extra Mile
Parents, you have the power to help keep your new driver safe.
Start modeling good driving behaviors TODAY.
Steer Clear of Risk Factors
Among all age groups, teen drivers are at the greatest risk. Per mile driven, teen drivers are four times more likely than adult drivers to crash. Factors that contribute to teen crashes and injuries:
Graduated Driver License 3-Stage System:
California’s GDL Also:
In one year alone, crash-related injuries and deaths among teens ages 15 to 19 cost $14 billion in medical care and productivity losses.
Courtesy of the Pediatric Medical Center