Blog - GHSA News Release: Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes
New Report Discusses Solutions for Both States and Parents
Speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing Risks,” authored by Dr. Susan Ferguson, states that speeding as a contributor in fatal teen driver crashes has inched up over the past decade from 30 percent in 2000 to 33 percent in 2011 while total teen fatalities have gone down dramatically during that same period. From 2000 to 2011, 19,447 fatal crashes of teen drivers were speeding-related. Read more here.