Massachusetts New Drivers: Scary Statistics

Scary Statistics:

  • 43% of first year drivers and 37% of second year drivers get into accidents.
  • The average driver’s education student in MA only gets 6 hours of professional training. Plumbers and electricians often apprentice for 8,000 hours to get a license to practice their job!
  • Driving accidents are the #1 killer of teens. The rest of the top ten killers (#2 -#10) combined don’t kill as many teens.
  • 93% of all teen accidents are caused by “driver error.” The majority of fatal teen accidents do not involve speeding or alcohol.

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