AAA Study: More Fatalities For Teens When No Adult In Car

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/08/2012 6:16 pm
A new warning for parents of young drivers: teens are far more likely to die behind the wheel when they have other teens in the car.

That's the finding of a new study released today by Triple-A.

The auto club says its report found a 16 or 17-year-old driver was 44 percent *more* likely to die in a crash, per mile driven, with one passenger under 21 years old. That's compared to driving alone.

The risk of a fatal wreck doubled with two more more passengers under 21, and no older adults present. And the study found deadly crash risk *tripled* with three or more young passengers.

But put an adult in the passenger seat, and things change: researchers say having at least one person 35 or older in the car cut a teen driver's risk of death by more than 60 percent.

You can read more about the study at www.AAAfoundation.org.



Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Former Kentucky coach charged with sex abuse
A former western Kentucky high school football coach has been charged with sexual abuse and inducing a minor into a sexual performance.
Firefighters See Dangerous Teen Trend In Lexington
Firefighters said a disturbing and dangerous trend among teenagers had made its way to Lexington. Investigators said something known as the 'teen fire challenge' happened Friday at a home on Appian Way. Video Video
Man Charged with Theft in Home Construction Project
A Richmond man who police said was hired to convert a garage and sun room into a living space in a woman's home is now behind bars.
Motorcyclist Crashes After Hitting Turkey
Kentucky State Police said a motorcyclist crashed in Graves county after hitting a turkey.
Deputies: Arrest Made After Man Fails to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
According to Laurel County Deputies, a Manchester man was pulled over in London Thursday night after he wouldn't give the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle that had its lights and siren activated.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.