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Four Texas Teens Involved In Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

Out during lunch break from their Texas high school, four students' lives were suddenly and tragically changed when the 18-year-old driver of a Lancer collided with a pickup truck at a San Antonio intersection. At least one of the students died in the fatal motor vehicle accident; 17-year-old Gabriella Lerma was airlifted from the crash site but was pronounced dead when she arrived at University Hospital.

Four Texas Teens Involved In Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

Out during lunch break from their Texas high school, four students' lives were suddenly and tragically changed when the 18-year-old driver of a Lancer collided with a pickup truck at a San Antonio intersection. At least one of the students died in the fatal motor vehicle accident; 17-year-old Gabriella Lerma was airlifted from the crash site but was pronounced dead when she arrived at University Hospital.

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.

Reducing Teen Driving Accidents Through Technology

Teenage drivers tend to be inexperienced. This, of course, is not surprising given that most have not spent much time behind the wheel beyond required training or the occasional drive with their parents. Because of this inexperience, teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate potentially dangerous situations.

"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.

Car Surfing Among Teens Leads to Severe Brain Injuries and Even Death

Eight teenagers in Georgia decided to skip class one morning and cruise around the neighborhood in a classmate's SUV. Three teens rode outside of the SUV, holding onto the roof and sides. When the SUV took a corner too fast, the vehicle rolled, crushing the legs of one of the teens that had been riding on the side. One teen ended up in a medically-induced coma.

Car Surfing Among Teens Leads to Severe Brain Injuries and Even Death

Eight teenagers in Georgia decided to skip class one morning and cruise around the neighborhood in a classmate's SUV. Three teens rode outside of the SUV, holding onto the roof and sides. When the SUV took a corner too fast, the vehicle rolled, crushing the legs of one of the teens that had been riding on the side. One teen ended up in a medically-induced coma.

Tragic Lesson in Teen Driving at Railway Crossing

Last week, we wrote a blog post about how teen driving fatalities are on the rise, and how Texas teen drivers are near the top of that list. An example of this hit close to home for one family near Houston.

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.

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