Teen Driving Safety


Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of American teens. On average, more than 10 teens are killed in the United States each day as a result of motor vehicle crashes. In 2009 alone, more than 5,600 people lost their lives in crashes involving young drivers ages 15 to 20. More than 2,300 of these deaths were young drivers, and more than 1,400 were passengers of young drivers. Since 2000, nearly 81,000 people have been killed in the United States as a result of crashes involving teen drivers. 

Captain Tom Didone, District Commander with the Montgomery County Police Department speaks at Advocate's press conference on May 31st,2012. His son Ryan, age 15 was killed on October 21,2008 when he was a passenger in a car driven by a newly licensed 17-year-old highschool classmate. 
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Jim Portell, whose daughter Jamie was killed at age 15 in a car crash on October 4, 2002, speaks at Advocates' press conference on May 31st, 2012. Jamie was the passenger in a car driven by an inexperienced teen driver.
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Dr.Sanjeev Sriram, pediatrician at Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine, speaks at Advocate's press conference on May 31st, 2012.  Dr. Sriram spoke of the much needed safety provisions in the Senate passed version of MAP-21 and their potential to protect children.
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Bill Vainisi, Senior Vice President and Deputy Genral Counsel of Allstate Insurance, speaks at Advocate's press conference on May 31st, 2012. Allstate Insurance supports the teen driving grant  program in MAP-21 that would provide incentives to states to adopt comprehensive Graduated Drivers Licensing laws.
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a sponsor of the STANDUP Act, speaks at a press conference announcing the bill's introduction in March 2011 surrounded by lawmakers and parents who have lost children in teen crashes.

Fact Sheet

Teen Driving Fact Sheet

For more information about GDL laws and the STANDUP Act, please visit the SafeRoads4Teens Coalition.

 

 

 

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