Teen Driver Laws Are Working According to New Report

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

ct-teen-drivingA new study released by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that nationwide teen crash fatalities fell an amazing 48% from 2005 to 2014. These results are staggering as the study also showed that teens are 1.6 times more likely to be in a fatal car accident. In 2015, however, teen crashes grew 10% nationwide.

In Connecticut, the statistics have been a bit more unpredictable. In this study period, Connecticut teen auto accident fatalities were:

These fatalities are being attributed to inexperience behind the wheel, but the study found one thing, graduated licensing programs are helping. With all 50 states placing restrictions on teen drivers at varying levels, the biggest contributors to teen accident fatalities are distracted driving, speeding, and drowsy driving.

If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut car accident, you may be able to handle the claim on your own. Find out now.

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