CDC: Memphis One of the Most Dangerous Cities for Teen Drivers

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Driver’s ed instructors work hard to stress just how dangerous driving is, especially for young people. In large part, they teach teen drivers about the dangers that come from inexperience and distraction. Unfortunately, it appears these lessons aren’t hitting home as much as they should be. A recent study from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the risk of being involved in a fatal car accident is highest for drivers between the ages of 15 and 24. All told, these young drivers account for 22 percent of all auto accident fatalities. The overall death rate is approximately…

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Tennessee Teens at High Risk for Fatal Car Accidents

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among American teenagers. In Tennessee, 15 percent of 16 and 17-year-old drivers who are involved in motor vehicle accidents end up dying from their injuries. This fatality rate is the 12th highest in the nation. There are a number of factors that lead to Tennessee’s high rate of teen driving deaths, including dangerous country roads and a relatively low number of trauma centers. However, the biggest risk comes from teens’ own behavior. Tennessee has laws in place that are designed to protect teens against the risks that come along with being…

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