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Teen's BAC Was Three-Times Legal Limit For Adults In Fatal Crash

Four people were killed in a fatal Texas wreck in which the teen driver had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.24 - or three times the legal limit for adults in Texas. He was driving a truck with seven other teens when he crashed into a disabled SUV and three people who had stopped to assist the young driver.

5 Texas And 6 Ohio Teens Killed In Fatal SUV Accidents

Four teens riding in an SUV in the Texas panhandle were fatally injured when their SUV collided with a gas tanker truck. The driver of the truck was seriously injured in the fatal crash; he was taken to the burn center in Lubbock and last listed in critical condition. The gas tanker ignited after the collision, engulfing both the semi and the SUV in flames.

Three Young Texans Killed In Head-On Collision In Harris County

Two 18-year-olds and one 21-year-old were fatally injured after colliding head-on with each other on Highway 290 last weekend. The 18-year-olds were freshmen at Texas A&M involved with the Corps of Cadets. Amy Pacheco and Miguel Hernandez were driving an SUV when they collided with a Mustang driven by Katie Thomas. Thomas was going the wrong way on 290, causing the head-on collision.

Texas Teen Fatally Injured In Early Morning Crash

A 19-year-old Texas college student was fatally injured after she collided with the median on highway 69, spun around in her car and was later hit by another passing truck. According to news reports of the crash, another driver had tried to assist the teen driver whose car was disabled on the road after the initial crash into the center barrier, but was unable to stop a dump-truck-size truck from hitting her.

Is Texas Doing Enough To Prevent Motor Vehicle Accidents?

It's been over 12 years since Texas went a day without a fatal accident occurring on some part of its 80,000 miles of highways and byways, according the Texas Department of Transportation. That is at least part of the reason that Texas recently ranked near the bottom of a survey of highway safety improvements conducted by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

Do Tougher Teen Driving Laws Mean Safer Roads?

Car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers. It is likely no surprise, then that, teenage drivers aged 16 to 19 have a crash rate four times that of older drivers - and that almost two-third of teen deaths in traffic accidents occur when teens are passengers in a car being driven by another teen.

More Partners Joining the Message of the Dangers of Distracted Driving and Creating Events Geared at Teens

Did you know that more drivers under the age of 20 are involved in fatal distracted driving accidents than any other group? In fact, new data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has shown that drivers 15 to 19 are responsible for 13 percent of distracted driving crashes that result in death.

"Share, Not Scare": Teaching Teens How to be Safer on the Roads

That's the theme of the sixth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) which starts next week on October 14th and runs through the 20th. In honor of the annual push to help make teens more aware of the dangers on the road and learn to drive safer, we will be posting a series of blogs over the next two weeks that discuss different aspects of teen driving and provide thoughts on what everyone can do to make the roads safer.

Texas Teen Drivers Some of the Worst in the Nation

Teen driving is taking a toll - a toll on the lives of the teenage drivers themselves, that is. From January to June 2011, there was an 11 percent increase in fatal car accidents involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Improving Teen Driving Safety, Part II

As we blogged about in our previous post, the number one cause of deaths among teens is automobile accidents. But statistics show that states with graduated driver's license (GDL) programs have fewer incidents of accidents involving teen drivers.

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