- 21% of car fatalities involved a driver between the age of 15 to 20 with a Blood Alcohol level of .08 or higher.
- Over 1,200 people were killed because of underage drinking and driving.
- 11% of all drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal collisions were distracted at the time of the crash.
- 60% of 15-20 year-old drivers and passengers that died in collisions were NOT wearing a seat-belt.
It’s no secret that teenagers are posing a greater risk behind the wheel. After all, various states implement different degrees of Cinderella licenses, and the growing problem of texting while driving is also making the road a little more dangerous. That’s why teenage driving awareness is an important mission in this country. May is National Youth Traffic Safety Awareness Month, and there are plenty of things happening around the country to spread awareness. This year’s National Youth Traffic Safety Awareness Month is a particularly important one. Teenage driving fatality statistics are staggering. In 2011, July 23rd and July 30th tied for the deadliest days for young drivers behind the wheel: