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Passengers as Deadly Distractions - Peers and Older Teen Passengers

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  • Passengers can create many distractions for a new driver, teens reported, and they are a common presence; nearly all (93 percent) report seeing other teens in the car of a young driver at least sometimes.
  • Substance use (including alcohol or marijuana) by passengers of teen drivers was reported being seen at least sometimes by 53 percent of our sample.
  • Ninety-four percent of teens report seeing behaviors by passengers that would distract the driver at least sometimes.
  • Nearly half of teens report seeing passengers encouraging drivers to speed at least sometimes.
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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