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NTSB MWL Webinar: Collision-Avoidance Technologies and Teen Driver Safety

How can collision-avoidance technologies improve the safety of our teen drivers?

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens. Teen drivers have a disproportionately high rate of fatal crashes, mainly because of their lack of skills and experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019, approximately 2,400 teens in the United States aged 13–19 were killed in motor vehicle crashes. This means that approximately 7 teens died every day due to motor vehicle crashes. Collision avoidance technologies like automatic emergency braking (AEB), collision warning, and lane departure prevention can be particularly beneficial for teen drivers.

According to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study, crash avoidance features and teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent or mitigate up to three-quarters of fatal crashes involving teen drivers.

Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Oklahoma? In Oklahoma, distracted driving in general is prohibited by 47 OK Stat. §47-11-901b, which requires drivers to “devote their full time and attention to such driving.”

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