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A Parent's Guide to Teen Driving: The Risks of Teen Drivers

Speeding

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  • In Canada, 40% of fatal crashes are caused by a speeding driver, 16-24 years old.
  • Speed is a major risk factor for crashing and severe injury. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react.
  • Many crashes happen because teen drivers are not fully aware of their surroundings and drive too fast for road conditions.
  • Young males are most likely to speed.
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