Using Naturalistic Driving Data to Examine Teen Driver Behaviors Present in Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2007-2015

Teen Driver TextingA follow-on naturalistic study was conducted of teen drivers ages 16 - 19 involved in vehicle crashes between August 2013 and April 2015.  There were 538 crashes during this interval, supplementing the original report's 1,691 teen driver crashes.   Distraction-related, teen driver crashes due to cell phone use appear to be much more prevalent than is reflected in official government statistics.

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