A AAA study shows teenage drivers have a 50% chance of being in an accident in their first month of unsupervised driving. Details from WFIR’s Bob Clark.
[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/AAA-Teen-Drivers-Wrap-WEB.mp3|titles=AAA Teen Drivers Wrap-WEB]In the study analyzing the crashes of new drivers in North Carolina, reseachers found three common mistakes: inattention, failure to yield and failure to reduce speed accounted for 57% of all accidents for teen drivers in their first month of licensed driving.
The research shows continued parent engagement can help teens gain needed driving experience and shape their driving habits. AAA stresses the importance of parents to stay involved with their teen drivers in the first few months of their driving as they gain the experience they need.