Speeding On US Roads IS Taking Thousands Of Teenagers’ Lives
By : Alan Mozes
Source : Health Day
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half -- 43% -- of all fatal car crashes involving teens and their passengers are the result of speeding, a new automobile safety report reveals.
The finding stems from an in-depth analysis of all fatal motor vehicle accidents across the United States between 2015 and 2019. During this five-year period, 4,930 teen drivers and passengers died in crashes involving speeding.
And while the report acknowledges that deadly speeding is a problem at any age, it warns that the consequences of speeding pose a particularly grave danger to young drivers between the ages of 16 and 19.
"We have a culture of speeding in this country," said Pam Fischer. She's senior director of external engagement for the Washington, D.C.-based Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which represents highway safety offices across all U.S. states and territories.