Focus on the Road! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Did you know that the #1 killer of teens in the United States is car crashes? MORE HEALTH takes safe driving seriously. Through our “Trauma is No Accident Lesson,” students learn the importance of focusing on the road. Cell phones, music, food, and friends are distractions that can lead to trauma. Take a moment to consider these disturbing statistics from The Allstate Foundation:

Teen drivers have a crash rate three times those of drivers 20 years and older per mile driven

On average, nearly eight teens die each day in car crashes

Inexperience is the leading cause of teen crashes

Driver distractions were indicated for 16% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes for people under the age of 20

With no adult passengers, the risk of 16- or 17-year-old drivers being killed in a car crash increases 44% with one passenger under the age of 21; it doubles with two young passengers, and quadruples with three or more young passengers

Among drivers ages 16-19 killed in 2012, 23% had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08% or higher

More teen driving facts from the Allstate Foundation

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