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Teen Driving Issues Project: Teen Crashes

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Name:Lisbetty Lugo
Topic: Teen Crashes Teen Driving Issues Project Part 1: Identify the Issue The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report in May 2012 that showed that the risk of 16- or 17-year old drivers being killed in a crash increases with each additional teenage passenger in the vehicle. The risk increases 44 percent with one passenger; it doubles with two passengers, and quadruples with three or more passengers. The study analyzed crash data and the number of miles driven by 16- and 17-year olds. Statistics from research regarding teen crash rates. Teen crashes is a big problem, especially for teen drivers because more and more teens are having crashes now a day. The majority of the crashes are due to either alcohol/drugs or to distractions like texting while driving. Why is this a problem, especially for teen drivers? Part 2 - Solutions for the Issue There is not much you could do, because the decision depends on their willing to prevent teen crashes. But if you were to try to make more people aware of the consequences that irresponsible driving can lead to, you could show some examples of teen crashes and how easily it could occur if one is not responsible enough to be alert. I believe that this problem is not only locally it is nation-wide, and it should be addressed correctly throughout the whole nation. By being more informative in ways like doing conventions and events to spread the word. i also believe that little by little we can make a change. CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Injury Center is committed to preventing teen crashes and related deaths and injuries. How is another organization or group working to solve the problem? Name the group and what they are doing
*http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/index.html
*http://www.noys.org/
*http://www.iii.org/issues_updates/teen-drivers.html Web sites where this information was found: How is one organization or group trying to solve this problem? Name group and what they are doing. MADD Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers, Staff, Media and Partners at National Conference As part of the 2012 MADD National Conference, MADD recognized its top volunteers and staff, along with partners in the community and media who have helped further MADD’s mission. Something else that should be done to help solve or curb the problem. My own ideas for solving this problem. This may not be something that is currently being done. There is really no way to solve teen crashes, but we could always work together to help prevent the problem. Although there is a law that states " If one is caught texting or using the phone, while driving there would be consequences to it", i believe that if we actually enforce the law then we could make a change.
Also, they could come up with a system in which the teens have to sign a consent form before taking the driving test. The form would state that they are aware of the consequences if they do irresponsible actions, and if they are in a car crash and it there fault, then they will receive double the consequences because they were clearly aware of their actions. What I can personally do to make more people aware of this issue? THIS... COULD LEAD TO... THIS! DRIVE SAFELY If we all cooperate, we can make a change!
Thank You (: MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving focuses on three important steps we all can take today to stop drunk driving tomorrow:

-Support our heroes. Support high-visibility law enforcement to catch drunk drivers and discourage others from driving drunk.
-Sober to start. Require ignition interlock devices, or in-car breathalyzers, for all drunk drivers, to prove they are sober before their car will start.
-Secure the future. Support the development of technology to determine automatically whether or not the driver is above the legal limit of .08 and failing to operate if the driver is drunk. *CDC also encourages you to take these steps to help keep your teen driver safe:
-Extend your teen's supervised driving period. Help your teen develop the skills he or she needs by providing as many supervised practice driving hours as possible. Include at least 30 to 50 hours of practice over at least six months. Make sure to practice on a variety of road conditions and at different times of day.
-Set the rules of the road. Practice driving will empower your teen. But your rules will provide much needed limits to keep him or her safe.
*Support the rules that most states have for teen drivers by including the following:
-Make sure your teen always wears a seat belt.
-Limit your teen's nighttime driving.
-Restrict the number of teen passengers allowed in the car.
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