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Number of Licensed Teen Drivers on the Rise

October 21, 2019

AAAWashington, D.C. – More than 60% of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An 11% increase since 2012.

The new report reveals a changing trend in teen licensure from when the Foundation first evaluated the issue in 2012. At the time, the country was just emerging from a recession and many young people cited their family’s inability to afford the high cost of driving as a reason why they did not obtain their license sooner.

New AAA Foundation study shows more teens are obtaining their license before the age of 18. (AAA)

New AAA Foundation study shows more teens are obtaining their license before the age of 18. (AAA)

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AAA reports Deadly Behaviors of Teen Drivers

June 9, 2019

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says that over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.

New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period.

Fatal teen crash rates show drinking and driving, speeding and distraction are among top killers on the road during summer. (AAA)

Fatal teen crash rates show drinking and driving, speeding and distraction are among top killers on the road during summer. (AAA)

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TDCI Shares Tips, Information for Parents of Teen Drivers During Prom Season

April 12, 2019

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – It’s time for tuxedos, prom dresses, and corsages as prom season gets underway for parents and teens across the Volunteer State.

But before handing over the car keys on prom night, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to first do their homework about auto insurance.

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Tennessee Department of Health takes part in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 12, 2019

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Love shouldn’t hurt. Healthy relationships consist of trust, honesty, respect, equality and compromise. It’s important to help young people learn how to build and recognize healthy relationships to support their development and keep them safe. The Tennessee Department of Health is taking part in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help prevent dating violence among Tennessee teens.

Tennessee Sexual Assault Victims by Year, 2013-2017

Tennessee Sexual Assault Victims by Year, 2013-2017

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Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Teens may help prevent Premature Heart Disease

April 29, 2018

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Bariatric surgery is predicted to cut in half the risk of premature heart disease and stroke in teens with severe obesity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

The researchers used a model based on research from the Framingham Heart Study that predicts the likelihood of heart disease events over a 30-year period.

For teens with severe obesity, the predicted 30-year risk of having a heart disease event, such as a heart attack or stroke, could be cut in half one year after bariatric surgery, according to a modeling study. (American Heart Association)

For teens with severe obesity, the predicted 30-year risk of having a heart disease event, such as a heart attack or stroke, could be cut in half one year after bariatric surgery, according to a modeling study. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages Teen Drivers, Parents to Get Smart About Auto Insurance

August 20, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. 

Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving.

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

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AAA reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

June 3, 2016

Research from AAA Foundation Finds 60% of Teen Crashes Involve Distraction

AAAKnoxville, TN – Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb.

As the summer driving season begins, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is releasing a follow-up study confirming that nearly 60 percent of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel.

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American Heart Association reports Irregular Sleeping Pattern may affect how Teens Eat

March 17, 2015

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Penn State researchers looked at data on 342 teenagers and analyzed their sleeping habits. On average, they slept about seven hours nightly. But when the amount of time teens slept varied by an hour – whether it was less sleep or more.

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Sponsors Click It and Ticket Teen Safety Belt Campaign

September 13, 2013

Program to Educate Teens on Importance of Buckling Up

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Each year, dozens of Tennessee teens die in traffic crashes and many of those are not wearing safety belts. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) wants to help save lives by encouraging more teens to wear their safety belts. The GHSO is partnering with State Farm Insurance, Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA) and four Tennessee high schools to sponsor a program called Click It AND Ticket.

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Consumer Reports picks Best Cars for Teens and Seniors

August 5, 2010

Honda Accord is the right fit for the young, old, tall and small

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — With the fall semester just around the corner, Consumer Reports offers its best choices for parents and teens out shopping for a car to bring back to school.

When looking for the right car for teens, including used models, Consumer Reports recommends picking cars with safety features such as electronic stability control and curtain air bags and good crash-test results.

“Often parents think that putting their child in the biggest car is the safest thing they can do, but that’s not so. Teens are the most inexperienced drivers on the road, so you want to make sure they’re driving something that handles well, is agile and has as many safety features as possible—especially electronic stability control,” said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports Automotive Test Center in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Honda Accord

Honda Accord

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