Encouraging news from the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Compared with 10 years ago, more teens use seat belts, and fewer drink and drive or ride with a drunk driver.
Yet the Centers for Disease Control reminds us that car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, causing 3,000 fatalities per year.
You can become familiar with the CDC’s eight danger zones and help prevent teen crashes. Among the eight critical factors: Limit teen passengers, as mandated by graduated licensing laws in states like Washington and Oregon. Read the list of eight danger zones in this Philadelphia Enquirer blog.