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A Parent's Guide to Teen Driving: Facts on Teen Drivers

Did you know...

Ontario is:

  • one of the safest places to drive in
  • North America's leader in road safety with a focus on:
    • Seat belt use
    • Speeding and street racing
    • Driver distractions
    • Impaired driving: Zero blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for drivers 21 and under
    • Novice drivers: Graduated Licensing System (GLS)
    • Driving schools: Lists of approved schools; new driver training curriculum

As a result of the efforts noted above, 60% fewer teens have been injured or killed in a traffic crash over the past 25 years.

Traffic crashes remain the #1 cause of death for young people aged 15-24.

Most car crashes can be prevented, and you can help!

In Durham Region:

  • 1 in 10 young drivers are involved in traffic crashes that result in injury to themselves, others or vehicle damage
  • 1 teen visits an emergency room due to a traffic crash almost every day

... most traffic crashes can be prevented!

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