The Governors Highway Safety Association release a new study that found nationwide teen crash fatalities fell a whopping 48% from 2005 to 2014. These results are staggering as the study also showed that teens are 1.6 times more likely to be in a fatal car accident. In 2015, however, teen crashes grew 10% nationwide.
Connecticut statistics have been a bit more unpredictable. In this study period, Connecticut teen auto accident fatalities were:
- 2006-2011: 25 fatalities per year (down from 61)
- 2012: 27 fatalities
- 2013: 37 fatalities
- 2014: 20 fatalities
- 2015: 26 fatalities
These fatalities are being attributed to inexperience behind the wheel, but the study found one thing, graduated licensing programs are helping. With all 50 states placing restrictions on teen drivers at varying levels, the biggest contributors to teen accident fatalities are distracted driving, speeding, and drowsy driving.
If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident, an experienced New Haven auto accident attorney can help with your claim. We represent you, not the insurance companies and will help protect your interests.