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Texas Teen Driver Statistics

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 22nd, 2009

It’s a known fact that there are teen drivers who have terrible vehicle accidents. Many of these vehicle accidents can be blamed on inexperience, texting while driving or drunk driving. Although there have been recent action to reduce the amount of teen drivers texting and driving, the results are still waiting to improve.

At the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas teen driver statistics are compiled to illustrate the dangers to teen drivers. In their studies, they have noticed 16 year olds are 10 times likely to be in a fatal crash when compared to 25-59-year-old individuals. Many of these accidents are attributed to teens not using seatbelts and not being accompanied by adults. Some reasons for teen vehicle accidents can range from:
 
·         Driving at night
·         Fatigue
·         Unnecessary distractions including using cell phones while driving
·         The urge to speed or race others
·         Unlawful drugs or alcohol in their system
 
Statistics of Teen Drivers
 
In addition to the studies of TTI, the MADD organization of Texas also has startling statistics for teen drivers. Here are a few of them:
 
·         Texas ranks first throughout the U.S. for vehicle deaths involving alcohol.
·         24 percent of Texas teen drivers admit to having several drinks before driving.
·         Drinking minors cost the state over $5.5 billion a year.
·         On average, kids have their first drink at 12 years old.
 
Rasansky Law firm is committed to being an advocate for parents with teens driving vehicles. If you feel that you or a loved one suffered injuries or death due to an accident involving a teen, don’t hesitate to fill out our free case evaluation form. Our team will gladly review the facts of your situation.