The results of the latest study on Teen Crashes, by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, shows 16- and 17-year-old drivers carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers. In contrast, carrying adult passengers significantly reduces the risks of crash involvement.
The Risk of a 16- or 17-year-old driver being killed in a crash increases 44% having one passenger younger than age 21 (and no older passengers) compared with having no passengers.
The Risk Doubles having two passengers younger than age 21, compared with having no passengers.
The Risk Quadruples having three or more passengers younger than age 21, compared with having no passengers.
However, The Risk Decreases 62% having at least one passenger aged 35 or older in the vehicle in a 16- or 17-year-old drivers risk per mile driven of being killed in a crash, and a 46% decrease in the risk of being involved in any police- reported crash compared with having no passengers.
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