Home / Health and Science / AAA Study: Teen drivers more at risk for fatal crash when accompanied by a passenger

AAA Study: Teen drivers more at risk for fatal crash when accompanied by a passenger

By

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds an increase in the number of teens being involved in fatal car crashes when teens have passengers in the car.  Florida AAA traffic safety culture director Michele Harris says this study should encourage parents to talk to their teens about their safety behind the wheel.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/Harris.mp3]

Harris says AAA has a parent-teen driving agreement that gives parents and teens the opportunity to discuss a safe compromise when their teens are behind the wheel.

About WUFT News

Contact WUFT News by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

Check Also

UF Counseling Services Face Increasing Amount Of Students In Distress

Academic stress and depression are increasing among UF students. 5,088 students were seen by the CWC in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which is around 10% of the student body.