Idaho Teen Driving

Toward Zero Deaths

HID-lights-in-Huntington-Beach[1]Should teens’ night driving restrictions be tightened? Health Day News reported that according to federal health officials, getting U.S. teens out of the driver’s seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes.

According to the newly reported 2009-2014 statistics, 31 percent of drivers aged 16 and 17 in fatal crashes had them between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. And almost three out of five of these collisions occurred between 9 p.m. and midnight.

“The research to date suggests that [restriction starting at] 10 p.m. or earlier definitely saves lives and reduces injury,” said lead author Ruth Shults, a senior epidemiologist in the division of unintentional injury prevention at the CDC.

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