The study, which placed small cameras on the cars of almost 1,700 North Carolina high school students new to driving, observed how teens drove, who was in their car, how teen car accidents occurred, and whether or not driving skills improved over a two-year period.
Researchers found that teens were most likely to struggle with the following three traffic violations:
- Driver inattention
- Failure to yield
What can the parents of teen drivers do to minimize teen car accidents caused by these issues? Those who conducted the study noted that after teens received their license, their parents were only in the car as a passenger about 3 percent of the time. They believe that greater parental observation after teens receive their license may alleviate the issue of new teen driver traffic accidents.
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