Top Causes of Teen Car Crashes in Orange County, California
Nationally, teen drivers account for a large percentage of vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, many of the teens die in car crashes. From the moment drivers ages 15 to 20 hit the road, the risk of death or injury increases for passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and non-occupants. These statistics are reflected cities and towns across the US, including Irvine, California.
According to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, “Unlicensed driving is involved in a disproportionate and increasing number of preventable crash fatalities and plays a detrimental role in the lifesaving safety behaviors of their passengers. Our findings highlight an alarming peer influence between unlicensed drivers and passengers, placing increased emphasis on the need to better understand and characterize this present and growing threat.”