Teen Driver Safety

Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

The CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found that teens and young adults are the group most likely to arrive at a hospital emergency department with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The study found race to be another factor that increased an individual’s chances of crash-related emergency room visits, with higher injury rates for blacks than whites or Hispanics.

December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is a time to spread awareness of the risks, and strengthening efforts to prevent drugged driving. This blog post highlights the potential fatal outcomes of drugged driving and highlights the efforts of individuals, communities, and states to work toward improving safety. Learn more.

Dangers of Texting and Driving

Liz Marks shares how her accident from texting while driving changed her life. Learn more.

CDC Releases 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey report.

Illinois High School Addresses Teen Traffic Safety Through Service-Learning Approach

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, accounting for approximately one-third of all teenage deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a crash (CDC, 2009).

National Teen Driver Safety Week: 5 to Drive

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killers of teens in America. That's why local and State highway safety and law enforcement organizations are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch a new National Teen Driver Safety Week campaign called “5 to Drive."