More Teen Passengers With Teen Drivers Mean More Fatal Accidents
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) This is Teen Driver Safety Week, AAA is asking both parents and teens to take part in a survey about driving safety.
A different survey from Rutgers University shows that the more teenagers there are in a car, the more likely it is for fatal accidents to occur. They tracked 16 and 17 year old drivers and found out they couldn't handle driving distractions as well as adults.
Ray Conover, Director of the Professional Driving School, says, "Add one passenger, the death rate goes up, second passenger, it goes up. By the time you have three teenage passengers, the death rate more than doubles over a single teenager."
Conover says you can sign up for the AAA Teen Driving Safety Research Survey. You can contact either his office or AAA to get the flyer. If you and your teen successfully complete the survey, you could end up with 60 dollars worth of cash and merchandise.
Oct. 16, 2012.