Teenage Driver Statistics

From: The Observed Effects of Teenage Passengers on the Risky Driving Behavior of Teenage Drivers," published on line in Accident Analysis and Prevention.

“Chart displaying the percentage of drivers exceeding speed limit by 15 mph or more, including teens by gender, with or without passengers: Driver Group section: ~9% for General Traffic; ~9.5% for Teen. Teen Driver Gender section: ~10% for Male; ~9% for Female. Teen Passenger Gender section: ~6% for No passenger; ~25% for Male Passenger; ~7% for Female Passenger.

Note: the difference for exceeding the speed limit by gender (posted in the middle comparison) is not statistically significant.

"With a male passenger present, one-fourth of teenage drivers exceeded the speed limit by at least 15 mph (versus less than 10 percent of general traffic)."


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