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Crash-Avoidance Technology Can Prevent Fatal Crashes for Teen Drivers

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that crash-avoidance features or teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent up to 75 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. These technologies include automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure technology, and collision warnings, which are mostly found in newer vehicles.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2,400 teens aged 13-19 died and about 258,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes.

Watch the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Webinar on Collision-Avoidance Technologies and Teen Driver Safety here.