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Teen Safe Driving Campaign

The 100 Most Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers



Overall, the crash rate for teen drivers is four times that of adult drivers. And more teen driving fatalities occur in the summer than any other time of the year. With more freedom, teens drive and gather more often. They're also more likely to engage in high-risk activities like speeding or underage drinking and drug use.
We want all Michigan teens to have a safe summer. So take the time to study these numbers.
Don't Speed
In 2016, speeding was a factor in nearly 1 out of 3 fatal crashes involving teen drivers.

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Avoid Distractions
1 of 3 teens who text say they have done so while driving, which increases crash risk by 23 times.

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Limit Passengers
The risk of a fatal crash rises in direct relation to the number of teenagers in a car.

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Don't Drive While Impaired
In 2016, 16 percent of 15- to 18-year-old drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking.

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Buckle Up
Teens have the lowest rate of safety belt use of any age group; 58% of teen crash fatalities in 2016 were not buckled up.

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