Teens more likely to crash with other teens in their car

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(WQOW) – New data from AAA – The Auto Club Group shows teens driving with other teenagers in their car are a danger.

According to the report, teens are 51 percent more likely to get in a car accident, if someone their age is in the car with them.

In Wisconsin, drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to have more than one passenger under the age of 18 ride with them for the first nine months after they receive their license.

Staff at AAA do have tips for parents with teens:

  • Require teens to log at least 100 hours of supervised practice driving with a parent before driving solo.
  • Begin by practicing driving in low-risk situations and gradually move to situations that are more complex: highways, nighttime, driving in the rain, and on and around challenging roadways (e.g., curves).
  • Use slightly different routes each practice session.
  • Practice adjusting speed based on three factors: visibility, on-road traffic and different road conditions.
Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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