NIH research shows risk factors for teen driversí high crash rates – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A major study shows that risky driving is an underlying cause for the high crash rates of newly licensed teen drivers. Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton, an NIH scientist and prevention researcher, explains.
Simons-Morton: Teens engaged in risky driving sort of a style; they actually got better at driving in this risky manner because their crash rates declined but they maintained on average a very high level of risky driving. It’s not clear if this behavior is due to intent, that is they may have driven this way because it’s sort of fun or because they are simply clueless about the risks of such driving.
Narrator: For details on this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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