- Alabama is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to teen road deaths.
- Alabama 2019: Of all fatal crashes, 8% were caused by drivers 19 years or under, and 18% were caused by drivers 25 yeas or under.
- A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver
- In 2019, there were 47 certified fatalities associated with distracted driving.
- Most crashes occur within 25 miles of the casual driver’s home.
- The top three most prevalent crash types are RESTRAINT NOT USED, SPEEDING AND ALCOHOL/DRUG USE.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 20, motor vehicle crashes are THE leading cause of death in the United States. Not alcohol or other drugs, not guns, not illness or disease –but TRAFFIC CRASHES!! One study found it takes as many as 30,000 miles or as long as 7 years to mature as a driver. In other words, the odds are not in favor of young drivers and in particular those who may not have received any type of formal driver training.