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New Teen Drivers Three Times As Likely to Be Involved in a Deadly Crash

Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, the California Department of Insurance, LAPD, and the Automobile Club of Southern California warned that new teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash...
June 7, 2017

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Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, the California Department of Insurance, LAPD, and the Automobile Club of Southern California warned that new teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash. This sobering finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year.

“There is no denying distracted driving of any kind is dangerous,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “Statistics show teens are more likely to be involved in a crash causing significant injuries. Here in the southland, it only takes a crash with injuries to cause your insurance rates to nearly double.”

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