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Teen Drivers

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Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S.

Distracted and reckless driving is the leading cause of death for teenagers. Speak Up! Against Distracted Driving is a program geared towards teens to educate their peers, family, and community to drive distraction free.

 
The Speak Up! Against Distracted Driving program allows schools or community organizations to choose their own level of participation. Materials are FREE and will be shipped to schools or organizations in North Dakota at NO CHARGE.

 
View Speak Up! Against Distracted Driving educational materials and resources, and learn how you can bring this FREE campaign to your school, community, or organization.

 

In 2016, North Dakota teen drivers 14-19 accounted for 5% of all licensed drivers, but were behind the wheel in nearly 20% of all crashes.

One of the most important things we can do in traffic safety is to prevent crashes involving young drivers. Teens, their families, teachers, and community leaders are stepping up to protect the lives of young drivers — and young passengers.

 

Who is most at risk?

  • Newly licensed teens
  • Teens driving with teen passengers
  • Males

Did you know?

  • In 2016, a teen driver (age 14-19) motor vehicle crash occurred every 3 hours in North Dakota.
  • In 2016, every 46 days one teen died in a motor vehicle crash.
  • In 2016, teen drivers were involved in more than 10% of fatal crashes in North Dakota.
  • In 2016, teen driver crashes occurred most in December.
  • In 2016, “Following Too Close,” “Too Fast for Conditions,” “Careless/Reckless Driving,” and “Failure to Yield” were the most reported contributing factors for crashes involving teen drivers in North Dakota.

Over the past 5 years in North Dakota, 60 teens have died in vehicle crashes.

Resources

Street Skills

Parent Guide

Teen Driver Testimonials

Education – Teen Drivers and Parents

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