Recent research conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's
Center for Injury Research and Prevention indicates serious auto accidents
involving teenage drivers are commonly caused by lack of driving experience.
Failure to scan the traffic ahead of one's vehicle accounted for 21%
of serious teen accidents. Distraction, including cell phone use and texting
while driving , accounted for another 20% of serious teen accidents.
Teen drivers simply lack the driving experience which leads to better driving
skills, such as scanning ahead of immediate traffic and checking side
mirrors. These high-level skills are something drivers develop over time
and, unfortunately, aren't given enough attention in driving schools
which tend to focus simply on getting students to pass the DMV's road
test. As a result, teens and other new drivers tend to overestimate their
Allison Curry, the lead researcher, said the study "helps dispel the
myth that most teen crashes are due to aggressive driving or thrill-seeking."
Source: nothjersey.com, " Road Warrior: Novice errors, not rage, causes
most teen road deaths," John Cichowski, 22 April 2011.
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