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January 24, 2011

National Report Highlights Forgotten Victims of Teen Driver Crashes

Miles to Go: Establishing Benchmarks for Teen Driver Safety, a national research report released today by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, shows that the impact of teen driver crashes extends far beyond families and friends. In 2008, more than half a million (681,000 people) were involved in crashes with a teen behind the wheel. More than 40,000 were injured, and nearly 30 percent who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens. The report mines the most credible data from diverse federal data sources and establishes 11 indicators to help policymakers and safety practitioners determine progress in teen driver safety.

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