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Teen Driving

Teen Driving JAMA PEDIATRICS PATIENT PAGE A research study and commentary in this month’s JAMA Pediatrics argue that families should recognize driving as a health behavior because motor vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of death for adolescents. More teens die in car crashes than from diseases such as diabetes mellitus and asthma. Parents can play a big role in preventing mo- tor vehicle crashes in several ways. First, teens learn to drive from watching their parents. Second, teens often state that their par- ents have the most influence on their driving habits by showing skills and setting limits. Finally, and most importantly, parents can set rules for early driving experiences that will reduce the risk of their teen being involved in a crash. What Increases the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash 1. Being young: The risk of a teen driver getting into a collision is more than 3 times that of an adult. The most common cause of an adolescent motor vehicle crash is lack of experience, not nec- essarily because the adolescent took risks. The highest risk of a crash is in the first 12 months of having a driver’s license. 2. Having passengers: Teen drivers who http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Teen Driving

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 168 (6) – Jun 1, 2014

Teen Driving

Abstract

JAMA PEDIATRICS PATIENT PAGE A research study and commentary in this month’s JAMA Pediatrics argue that families should recognize driving as a health behavior because motor vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of death for adolescents. More teens die in car crashes than from diseases such as diabetes mellitus and asthma. Parents can play a big role in preventing mo- tor vehicle crashes in several ways. First, teens learn to drive from watching their parents. Second, teens...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.3349
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24886805
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Abstract

JAMA PEDIATRICS PATIENT PAGE A research study and commentary in this month’s JAMA Pediatrics argue that families should recognize driving as a health behavior because motor vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of death for adolescents. More teens die in car crashes than from diseases such as diabetes mellitus and asthma. Parents can play a big role in preventing mo- tor vehicle crashes in several ways. First, teens learn to drive from watching their parents. Second, teens often state that their par- ents have the most influence on their driving habits by showing skills and setting limits. Finally, and most importantly, parents can set rules for early driving experiences that will reduce the risk of their teen being involved in a crash. What Increases the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash 1. Being young: The risk of a teen driver getting into a collision is more than 3 times that of an adult. The most common cause of an adolescent motor vehicle crash is lack of experience, not nec- essarily because the adolescent took risks. The highest risk of a crash is in the first 12 months of having a driver’s license. 2. Having passengers: Teen drivers who

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2014

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