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Passengers as Deadly Distractions - Peers and Older Teen Passengers

previous Stats: Passengers Take Away the Driver’s Focus
  • Only 10 percent of teens correctly view passengers as potentially hazardous. However, many more do acknowledge that certain passenger behaviors increase risk, such as “acting wild” (65 percent) or encouraging the driver to speed (62 percent).
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving Through the Eyes of Teens, A Closer Look. Published by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2009.
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