Connecticut Auto Accidents: Teens Face Triple Fatal Crash Risk
Newly licensed teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared to licensed adults, the study reported. Additionally, drivers ages 16-17 are 4.5 times more likely than those drivers who are over 18 years old to be in a Connecticut auto accident.
Released during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when more people travel along roadways, teen drivers are 15% more likely to be involved in a deadly crash during this time period. Over 1,600 people have lost their lives in an auto accident with a teen driver over a five year span of time.
The study has associated three main factors with this number of deaths including not buckling up, speeding, and distracted driving.
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