Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among
Teen Drivers and Opportunities for
Reducing the Risks
Published June 2013
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News Release: Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes (June 25, 2013)
Learn More About Teen Driver Safety
From 2000 to 2011, 19,447 fatal crashes involving teen drivers were speeding-related. Despite a significant drop in overall fatal teen driving crashes during that same time frame, speeding has actually grown slightly as a contributing factor.
This publication examines the scope of the teen speeding problem, why it exists, and what policymakers and parents can do to help reduce the number of teen speeding-related fatalities.
The publication was funded by State Farm® and authored by Dr. Susan Ferguson, former senior vice president of research for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.