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The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently published its Fourth Annual Traffic Safety Culture Survey. The report was completed in September 2011 and published in time for Teen Driving Safety Week. The findings and results are important as we continue to focus on teen driver safety and how to reduce accidents involving teen drivers.

Three key findings in the report are that:

1. Teen drivers are 50% more likely to crash in the first month of having a license than they are after a full year of experience.

2. Drivers in their first month are nearly twice as likely to crash as they are after two years experience.

3. 57% of crashes in which a teen was partially responsbile during the first month involved three common mistakes – failure to reduce speed, inattention, and failure to yield.

For a complete copy of the report on Measuring Changes in Teen Crashes During Early Months Of Indepenndent Driving go to the link below.

http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/2011MeasuringCharacteristicsOfTeenCrashes.pdf

What thoughts or suggestions do you have on how we can reduce teen driving accidents?

Scott B. Cooper

Schmidt Kramer PC
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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  1. Gravatar for Frank Gibson

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