WASHINGTON, D.C.—A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased dramatically for the first six months of 2012, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 202 to 240 – a 19 percent jump.
Archive for Teens
No, we at Driver Training Services don’t actually teach toddlers how to drive. We won’t train anyone under the age of 16 behind the wheel. But as parents, you’ve been teaching your child to drive all of her life.
One teen was killed and another critically injured in a crash on Old Jacksonville Road in Northhampton Township on Saturday, December 8. The crash happened at about 2:00PM on a Saturday afternoon.
We’re holding a special “College Break” session of the National Safety Council defensive driving course “Alive At 25″ on Sunday, January 6, 2012 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Refresh your defensive driving skills before you head back to school for the spring semester for just $45!
“The learner should realize that every careless and inattentive act on his part, not only endangers his life, but the lives of his passengers, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a detailed study of vehicle crashes from the year 2010 which found that 55% of fatal crashes happened in rural areas. That’s 2.5 times the rate of fatal crashes for urban areas, despite the fact that only 19% of the population lives in rural areas – or maybe because of that.
18-year-old Aaron Deveau will be spending the next 2-4 years in prison, rather than college. He recently became the first American convicted of vehicular homicide by texting under a new Massachusetts law.
Times, they are a’changing.
A new CDC survey of more than 15,000 high school students shows some interesting trends: the risky behaviors teens engage in behind the wheel are changing.
It’s begun: the “100 Deadliest Days” of the year for teen drivers is upon us. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, an average of 399 teens will die each month, according to statistics reported by AAA. The rest of the year averages more than 50 fewer deaths monthly. That’s an average of 16 teens killed in car crashes every single day all summer long.
Driver Training Services is proud to support the sixth annual Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) campaign in May 2012.