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Basic Facts About Teen Crashes

previous Stats: Reported Crashes as a Driver

CRASHES

  • One in five ninth through 11th graders has been involved in at least one crash as a passenger in the past year.


INJURIES

  • Seven percent of teens in our survey have been the driver in at least one crash where someone needed medical attention.
  • One-fourth of all ninth through 11th graders have been in a crash of this type as a passenger in their lifetimes.
Source:
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving: Through the Eyes of Teens. Published by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2007.
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