Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DOT Statistics: Accidents With Injuries Caused By New Drivers Down

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) January 9, 2011

"The typical crash caused by a 16- or 17-year-old driver in Connecticut doesn't involve a car careening off the road during a boozy, late-night joyride.
In fact, following too closely was the most common 'contributing factor' in crashes caused by the state's youngest drivers from 2000 to 2008, and most of them happened during the day, state data show.
Department of Transportation statistics obtained by The Courant provide a detailed look at trends involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers who caused collisions from 2000 to 2008. The numbers appear to hold some good news, such as a drop in the number of accidents with injuries and the small fraction that involve alcohol." Read More

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