Skip to content

    Children's Health

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Teen Car Crash Deaths Decline

    Graduated Driver Licensing Programs May Be Behind Dip in Teenage Traffic Deaths, Researchers Say

    CDC Launching Programs to Help Teen Drivers, Their Parents continued...

    The MMWR article also states the rate for drivers 18 and older involved in fatal crashes declined 20% from 2004 to 2008.

    CDC researchers say some of the decrease may be caused by declines in the number of miles driven, perhaps because of rising gasoline prices and poor economic conditions.

    The MMWR authors say the 2004-2008 decline in teen crash fatalities extends a long-term downward trend that started in 1996. The authors credit graduating learning programs for much of the improvement. Such programs operate in 49 states plus Washington, D.C., and all include nighttime driving restrictions.

    The CDC recommends that families of newly licensed teens actively enforce restrictions of graduated training programs. The CDC also says increased use of seat belts and reductions in driving under the influence of alcohol have contributed to declines in deaths of teens in crashes.

    1 | 2

    Today on WebMD

    child with red rash on cheeks
    What’s that rash?
    plate of fruit and veggies
    How healthy is your child’s diet?
     
    smiling baby
    Treating diarrhea, fever and more.
    Middle school band practice
    Understanding your child’s changing body.
     

    worried kid
    fitArticle
    jennifer aniston
    Slideshow
     
    Measles virus
    Article
    sick child
    Slideshow
     

    babyapp
    New
    Child with adhd
    Slideshow
     
    rl with friends
    fitSlideshow
    Child Coughing or Sneezing into Elbow
    Article