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Safety Topics - Teenage Drivers
The SMARTWheel is a wheel cover that tracks whether the driver has both hands on the wheel and warns them with a buzzing noise as well as alerts the parents.
Just over the last five years alone, of the 5,000 people killed in car crashes about 60 percent of them involved teen drivers. These distractions came from eating, texting or phone usage and passenger influence as the top three factors to cause these car wrecks.
Out of the 60 percent, 15 percent of those car accidents involved talking, 12 percent of the vehicle collisions involved using a cell phone and looking at something in the vehicle causes 11 percent of teen car wrecks.
1 in 4 teens does not buckle up when they are driving with other teen drivers. 84% of teens believe that other teenagers don’t use their seatbelt every time they get in the car.
In a survey conducted by Insurance.com regarding teen driving, it revealed that 29 percent of parents allowed cellphone usage while driving, one-third of parents let their teens drive with underage passengers and 30 percent let them drive at night.
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