DEATHS OF TEENAGERS AS MOTOR-VEHICLE PASSENGERS

Studies of teenage motor-vehicle crashes and injuries focus primarily on drivers. Deaths of 13- to 19-year-old passengers, however, are nearly as frequent as teenage driver deaths, and teenage passenger death rates are much higher relative to rates for older people than is the case for driver deaths. This paper describes the size of the teenage passenger problem, provides characteristics of the crashes involving teenage passenger deaths, and offers recommendations for addressing the problem. Two countermeasures to reduce teenage death and injury include night driving curfews and restrictions on teenage passengers in the vehicles of newly licensed drivers. These countermeasures directly address two factors that contribute to teenage passenger death: night driving and age of driver.

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    Elsevier Science, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, A F
    • Wells, J K
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00711547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 685
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1995 12:00AM