Young Adults and Traffic Accidents

On Long Island just within the last week we’ve lost some wonderful young people to traffic accidents.

Did you know…?

According to the CDC –

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for youth and young adults, accounting for about 29 percent of all deaths between 15-24 years of age, based on 1991 multiple cause of death data.

Youths between 16 and 20 years of age are killed in traffic crashes at about twice the rate of the general population.

Males of this age group are killed at more than twice the rate of females.

Over 500,000 youth, 16 to 20 years, were injured in traffic crashes in 1994. Over 5,000 were killed.

To find out how to keep your child safe while driving visit these sites for helpful advice –

CDC – Teen drivers fact sheet

and

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Teen Drivers

posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services

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