TABLE 2-4Fatal Crash Characteristics, 16-Year-Old Driver Alone or with Teen Passengers (percentage)

      Driver Alone    1 Teen Passenger    2 Teen Passengers    3+ Teen Passengers
   Driver error    72a   82    83    90
   Speeding    30    45    50    59
   Single vehicle    36    51    59    72
   0.08+ blood alcohol level    9    8    10    12

Totals may exceed 100% because crashes may involve more than one characteristic.

From: 2, The Anatomy of Crashes Involving Young Drivers

Cover of Preventing Teen Motor Crashes
Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Workshop Report.
National Research Council (US), Institute of Medicine (US), and Transportation Research Board (US) Program Committee for a Workshop on Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Reducing and Preventing Teen Motor Crashes.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
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