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Speeding. By Kayla Burnett, Rae Thomas, Nicole Malta, Lydia Kosobucki , Will Daniels. 2. Facts About Speeding. Speeding has been a factor in over 37% of crashes involving 16-year-olds

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speeding

Speeding

By Kayla Burnett, Rae Thomas, Nicole Malta, Lydia Kosobucki, Will Daniels

2 facts about speeding
2. Facts About Speeding
  • Speeding has been a factor in over 37% of crashes involving 16-year-olds
  • Research has shown that teenagers don't drive safely for fear of crashing, but rather for fear of getting a ticket. Researchers said that teenagers have a sense of immortality and the "it can't happen to me" syndrome
3 facts about speeding
3. Facts About Speeding
  • Getting a speeding ticket for just 20mph over the limit could result in a $3,000 increase in premiums for auto insurance
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 20
4 facts about speeding
4. Facts About Speeding
  • In New Zealand and Ontario, Canada, they have phased-in or graduated driver licensing in effect.
  • This means that first-time drivers are restricted to when they can drive and with whom.
  • A teenager will be a little older and more mature when he gains full, unrestricted privileges.
  • This type of program has proven to reduce crash deaths and injuries.
5 facts about speeding
5. Facts About Speeding
  • Inexperience and risk taking play a major factor in teen crashes across the US
  • Being famous and wealthy doesn't give a person immunity from the perils of speeding. 
  • Ex. Paul Walker
6 facts about speeding
6. Facts About Speeding
  • Prom night and graduation are two of the most high risk times for teenagers.
  • Multiple factors such as friends, alcohol, speeding, and night time driving all cause a higher risk for crashes.
7 how parents can help their teens
7. How Parents Can Help Their Teens
  • Check your brakes and brake fluid. Teenagers speed the most.
  • While teens are interested in how fast the car can go, parents should be interested in how well the car can stop.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in its best mechanical shape if your teen is taking to the wheel
8 how parents can help their teens
8. How Parents Can Help Their Teens
  • Limit the number of passengers your teen is allowed to transport.
  • The risk of a car crash goes up exponentially for each passenger added
9 how parents can help their teens
9. How Parents Can Help Their Teens
  • Be a good role model and do not drink and drive what-so-ever.
  • Teens are very sensitive to hypocrisy and determine their behavior by what they observe in their parent, not by what the parent says.
  • Tell your teen not to drink and drive and lead by example.
10 how parents can help their teens
10. How Parents Can Help Their Teens
  • Insist that your teen and all passengers wear their seat belts and again, lead by example.
  • Parents must wear their seat belts, too.
11 how parents can help their teens
11. How Parents Can Help Their Teens
  •  Do not allow your teen to drive after midnight.
  • If transportation is required after midnight, make alternate arrangements.
  • Act as chauffeur, car pool with another parent or arrange for a taxi.
  • It is better that the parent lose one night's sleep than the life of their child.
13 driving citation statistics
13. Driving Citation Statistics
  • Average number of people per day that receive a speeding ticket--12,000
  • Total annual number of people who receive speeding tickets--41,000,000
  • Total percentage of drivers that will get a speeding ticket this year—20.6 %
  • Average cost of a speeding ticket (including fees)--$152
14 driving citation statistics
14. Driving Citation Statistics
  • Total paid in speeding tickets per year--$6,232,000,000
  • Average annual speeding ticket revenue per U.S. police officer--$300,000
  • Percent speeding tickets that get contested in traffic court--5 %
  • Total number of licensed drivers in America today--196,000,000
  • Out of the top 10 driving citation states NC is number 8
15 reasons why people speed
15. Reasons Why People Speed
  • They’re in a hurry.
  • They’re inattentive to their driving.
  • They don’t take traffic laws seriously; they don’t think the laws apply to them.
  • They don’t view their driving behavior as dangerous.
  • They don’t expect to get caught.
  • Some or all of the above.
16 results of speeding
16. Results Of Speeding
  • Lives lost – over 13,000 each year.
  • Work zone crashes and fatalities – speed was a factor in 27 percent of fatal crashes in construction and maintenance zones in 2005.
  • Unsafe school zones – compliance with lower speed limits is poor.
  • Economic costs -- speed-related crashes cost society over $40 billion annually, according to NHTSA. Every minute "gained" by speeding to a destination costs U.S. society over $76,000.
17 results of speeding
17. Results of Speeding
  • Unsafe school zones – compliance with lower speed limits is poor.
  • Economic costs -- speed-related crashes cost society over $40 billion annually, according to NHTSA. Every minute "gained" by speeding to a destination costs U.S. society over $76,000.