Teen Drivers Crash Most In First Month

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in their first month of unsupervised driving than they are after a full year of experience.

Rose Ryan-Douglas and Paul Rasmussen are joined on the KDKA Afternoon News by Dan Bleier, spokesman for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, to discuss why the percentage is so high, and why the transition to unsupervised driving can be so dangerous for teen drivers.

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  • Bob

    So you’re saying that drivers who haven’t driven much aren’t very good at it? Huh. Who knew? In a related story, most accidents occur within 5 miles of the home. This is because that’s where you are for most of your life.

  • levelgreen

    Any thoughts on senior drivers having so many accidents in the last month before their family talks them into not driving or when the police arrest them for a serious accident?

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