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Missoula Healthy Kids Report 2010

 

TRAFFIC CRASHES

In 2005, 40% of teen deaths in the US were caused by traffic crashes.
National Center for Statistics

Teens are risk-takers and inexperienced drives. When you add the alcohol component and the fact that teens are also inexperienced drinkers, this disturbing statistic isn’t quite so surprising.

No Healthy People 2020 information or targets are available for this topic.

 

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How are we doing

In Montana drivers age 15-19 make up:

Montana Traffic Safety Bureau, Traffic Safety Problem Identification Report, 2009

In an effort to help improve a teens’ chances of survival for the first year of driving, Montana now has a graduated drivers’ license statute for the first year of driving that limits night-time driving and driving with other teens in the car.

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