Driving-Tests.org recently released a new nationwide survey about teenage drivers. Surveys have showed that fewer teens are currently driving or even want to drive yet more young drivers are dying behind the wheel. This new nationwide study revealed what is going on inside the minds of today’s teen drivers and how their parents can help them to focus on the road and balance the enormous risks associated with obtaining a driver’s license.
Parents need to realize that motor vehicle fatalities are the leading cause of death where teenagers are concerned. Teens represent over one-third of all accidental deaths in the United States. The young and inexperienced motorists are overrepresented in motor vehicle crashes for both males and females. A very scary statistic revealed that 75% of all teen crashes are due to the driver’s error. Summer is an especially deadly time; eight teens die in traffic accidents daily between the holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day!
The new nationwide study released this past week was conducted by Driving-Tests.org – a leading online driver education provider. The study revealed that teen drivers are not only aware of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle; many are surprisingly insecure about their own limited ability to manage the risks.
If you have not heard of Driving-Tests.org, it is worth a parent’s time to get to know them! They provide free permit practice test services in order to empower U.S. learner drivers in all 50 states. They also prepare those seeking a driving permit for their Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) exams.
Since 2010, Driving-Tests.org has issued over 4.5 million practice tests. This year, the Company launched its public service campaign, “Focus on the Road” in order to help raise awareness and promote teen driving safety.
The methodology for the survey was an online set of open-ended questions with a 140 character answer limit. The survey was completed by 1421 permit-seeking participants. At least 75% of those that responded had ages ranging from 14 to 24. At least 30% of the participants were of the male gender while at least 50% of the participants were of the female gender.
Over the next couple of days, we will be looking at the objectives and the analysis behind the survey and then the key takeaways, conclusions, survey results and summation. In order to get a head start on the Inside the Minds of Teenage Drivers detailed survey results, click here; for more information about Driving-Tests.org visit driving-tests.org.