Rocky Top's Numbers More Than Double
Murfreesboro, Tenn., (Feb. 26, 2013) After years of declines, teen driver fatalities in the United States are up.
According to a survey conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, for January to June 2012 versus the same period in 2011, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 201 to 240an increase of 19 percent. In Tennessee, the number of fatalities increased from six to 16. This ties the Volunteer State with Indiana for tops on the state list.
The study points to a couple of reasons for the increased numbers:
State Farm is committed to protecting the lives of teens behind the wheel and has several initiatives in place to keep them safe. You can find out what State Farm is doing by checking the following link: http://teendriving.statefarm.com/
More information on the Governors Highway Safety Association report and figures can be found here: http://ghsa.org/html/media/pressreleases/2013/20130226teens.html
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