According to the Star Advertiser, Hawaii teen fatalities from car crashes are declining. In fact, the decline over the past 5 years has been steady, as indicated in a new government report.
In its Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that from 2004 to 2008 there were 11,019 people who died in car crashes nationwide. More than 1/3 of those victims were teen drivers.
Teen Fatality by Car Auto Accident in Hawaii
- 2004 – 9 fatalities.
- 2005 – 2 fatalities.
- 2006 – 3 fatalities.
- 2007 – 1 fatality.
- 2008 – 2 fatalities.
With a 36% decrease in teen fatalities, credit is given to stricter rules in regards to driver education and driver’s licenses. In addition, an increase in the use of seatbelts has helped.
Despite the decline, teens are still 4 times more likely to be involved in a car crash for every mile driven on the road in comparison to older drivers. This awareness is important, especially for parents, who should serve as a major influence when it comes to driving behavior.
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