CLEVELAND — For a generation, since the mid-1970s, teen-driving deaths across the country have, basically, steadily declined.
That’s thanks, in large part, to safer cars, and stricter teen-driving laws.
But in the last four years, for which statistics are available, that trend has suddenly reversed itself.
More teens are now dying on the roads each year, with the number approaching 3,000.
FOX 8’s Bill Sheil hosted a special report, “Distracted to Death,” where we went searching for answers as to why teen highway deaths are once again rising at an alarming rate.
See below for the life-saving and important links, featured during our special:
Aaron Cooksey’s “Drop Your Pride” program
IIHS list of safest cars for teens
Teen Driving Section on the IIHS website
AAA’s teen driving resource website