AAA Foundation study shows drivers with special license have lower crash rate than general population
Although the overall number of teen driver fatalities has decreased substantially over the past several years, carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers.
The Foundation's annual Traffic Safety Culture Index continues to reveal that drivers have a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude behind the wheel.
Teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in first month of unsupervised driving than after first year behind the wheel.
Several studies throughout the world have documented that novice driver crashes decline sharply during the first 6 to18 months of driving, regardless of the age at which driving begins. It is clear that a substantial amount is learned during this period, but what that is has rarely been studied and remains largely unknown.
This study estimated the risk of severe injury or death for pedestrians in the United States using data from a federal study of crashes that occurred in the United States in years 1994 - 1998 and involved a pedestrian struck by a forward-moving car, light truck, van, or sport utility vehicle.
The purpose of this study was to increase our understanding of Traffic Safety Culture (TSC) by identifying its constituent components.
Distracted driving is one of the riskiest behaviors any driver can undertake.
Previous studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that approximately one in five fatal crashes involved an unlicensed or invalidly licensed driver.
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