Trends in Alabama teen driving death and injury

This article investigates the trends in teen motor vehicle crash (MVC) deaths and injuries in the state of Alabama, and explores the impact that legislative and community awareness activities have had on the reduction of MVC-related deaths and injuries. Using mortality data from a Fatality Analysis Reporting System data set and teen driving injury data from the University of Alabama's Center for Advanced Public Safety, the authors conducted a retrospective analysis covering the years 2000 to 2011. The results showed a negative correlation for Alabama teen MVC deaths (Rs = -.87, p <.001) and injuries (Rs = -.92, p .001) over the 12-year period. The authors suggest that stricter laws for teen drivers, reduced teen driving as a result of a economic recession, delayed teen licensing, increased seat belt use and greater public awareness of risky teen driving behavior are factors that have contributed to the trend seen in MVC deaths and injuries.


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  • Accession Number: 01542700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2014 11:01AM