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Pickup Trucks Most Dangerous Choice for Teenage Drivers

Parents and teen drivers take note: a pickup could be the most dangerous vehicle for a 16-17 year old to drive, so much so that...
November 30, 2010

Parents and teen drivers take note: a pickup could be the most dangerous vehicle for a 16-17 year old to drive, so much so that teens driving them are 100 percent more likely (or two times as likely) to be severely injured during a crash than a teen of the same age driving a car. The findings are from a new study from a new study by Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin, Texas. Teenagers driving a pickup are more likely to drive aggressively and sustain serious injuries in a crash, according to the study which also found that when it comes to aggressive driving behavior a 16-17 year old is 368 percent more likely to drive aggressively than those 65 or older, while a teen just a couple of years older is only 195 percent more likely.

Click here to read Research Warns Against Teens Driving Pickups (University of Texas 11/15/10)