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The 100 Deadliest Days Are Here – Teen Fatal Car Accidents

As we enter the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers (the period between Labor Day and Memorial Day, when most teens are out of school), we should be aware of the dangers that await teens on Nashville roads. Fatal car crashes are nearly three times more likely for teens who have recently obtained their driver’s licenses. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was used by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety to figure out that: Drivers aged 16 to 17 are 3.9 times more likely to be involved in an accident compared to drivers 18 and up 16-17-year-olds are 2.6 times as likely to die in a car accident compared to 18+ year-olds 16-17-year-olds are 4.5 times as likely to be involved in an accident compared to drivers 30-59 16-17-year-olds are 3.2 times as likely to die in a car accident compared to drivers 30-59 The…
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Teenage Reckless Driving Causes Serious Injuries

Two weeks ago, five students from McGavock High School and another driver were injured in a car accident that occurred when the students were on their way back from lunch. The teenagers were all driving in one car and the driver is 16-years-old and had just gotten her car not two days ago. According to the report, the teenage driver tried to pass a slower car near Lincoya Drive. However, the driver swerved, overcorrected, slammed into a curb and rolled back into oncoming traffic. The teenager’s car hit an SUV head-on before flipping and sliding across the railroad tracks. One teenager was thrown from the car and all five of them sustained injuries, though not life threatening. Police say they are charging the driver with careless driving. Car Accidents are the Number One Cause of Teenage Deaths Teenagers between ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely to die…
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