Sobering Statistics on Teen Driving

Consider these sobering statistics on teen driving:

  • Automobile accidents are the number one killer of our nation's youth.
  • Drivers under the age of 20 were involved in 13% of all accidents, yet they account for only 5% of all drivers.
  • 5,000 teenagers die each year from auto accidents.
  • Alcohol is responsible for almost half of all teen motor vehicle deaths.
  • 25% of all teen accidents involve speeding.
  • Half of all teenage traffic fatalities occur between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Sunday.
  • In one year, drivers 19 and under were involved in close to 3 million motor vehicle accidents.
  • The price of a bad decision can include injury to yourself or others, loss of life, loss of life style or loss of personal freedom.

Source: Insurance Information Institute; www.iii.org

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Teen Safe Driving Video Contest Winners

1st place

1st Place: Are You In? Rules of the Road Rap - Arts at the Capitol Theater, Willimantic, CT

2nd place

2nd Place: Go All In On Safe Driving - Daniel Hand High School, Madison, CT

3rd place

3rd Place: Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Distracted - William H. Hall High School, West Hartford, CT