Sudden Increase in Teen Deaths From Car Crashes


You may find it surprising to learn that car accidents are the leading cause of death for United States teenagers. And, sadly, according to the results of a new study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of teen deaths caused by automobile accidents increased in the first half of 2011. This increase was particularly surprising since teen deaths from car accidents had been declining in the years prior to 2011.

The data collected and analyzed by the GHSA was shared with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the goal being to assist the federal agency in reducing the number of teenage deaths on our nation’s highways.

As explained in this Washington Post article, although there was a definite increase in the number of teenage deaths, it was not a markedly large change...

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