The link below contains some startling statistics on teen drivers that I am certain would be of great interest to your readers. The loss of young lives on our roadways is a public health epidemic that deserves greater attention than it is receiving. We have heard much about the dangers of texting and driving recently, but other distractions are often left out of the discussion, such as loud music, rowdy passengers, and eating/drinking while driving.
The link also contains video of the event in Skillman, NJ. Just like the teens who participated in the challenge, I think most of your readers will be shocked to see the impact that distractions can have on a person’s ability to avoid a crash. As you can see by all the cones getting knocked over on the driving course, many teens learned that distractions, in fact, do have a serious effect on their ability to drive safely.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like any additional information.
Jennifer A. Fagan
Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
721 Route 202/206 South (Suite 100)
Bridgewater, NJ 08807