Teen driver crash risk and associations with smoking and drowsy driving.

  title={Teen driver crash risk and associations with smoking and drowsy driving.},
  author={Lauren Hutchens and Teresa M. Senserrick and Patrick Jamieson and Daniel Romer and Flaura K. Winston},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={40 3},
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young people in the United States. The goal of this study was to identify risk factor profiles of teen and young adult drivers involved in crashes. General demographic and behavioral as well as driving-related factors were considered. Analysis of a nationally representative telephone survey of U.S. young drivers ages 14 to 22 (N=900) conducted in 2005 was restricted to 506 licensed drivers (learners excluded). Statistically significant… CONTINUE READING

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