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previous Stats: Teen Drivers Speeding
  • Speeding by teen drivers was observed much more frequently than was substance use.
  • All types of speeding behaviors by teen drivers were observed at least some of the time by four out of 10 teens.

 

WHAT TEENS SAY THEY DO

  • In focus groups, most teens agreed on “more than 10 miles per hour over posted limits” as their definition of speeding.
  • Half of all teens reported driving 10 miles per hour or more over the posted limit at least sometimes.
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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