Study: Teens more likely to be involved in deadly automobile crashes

Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 16:49:48-04

A new study shows teenagers are more likely than adults to be involved in a deadly automobile crash.

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) studied young drivers age 15 to 20 from 2005 to 2014, and the study found teens are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash.

During the 10-year study, the number of deadly crashes dropped by 48 percent.

According to the study, 19-year-old drivers were involved in the highest number of deadly accidents, followed by 20 year olds and 18 year olds.


The study shows girls were more likely to wear seat belts but were 15 percent more likely to be distracted while driving.

Boys were more likely to speed before a crash.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 a.m., 10News is hosting a safe driving event at Qualcomm Stadium for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

For more information on National Teen Driver Safety Week, click here.