Teenagers are being let on our roads ill prepared to deal with the challenges they face. As a result they are being killed at an alarming rate!
As a nation, we are not doing enough to reverse this epidemic among teens, with catastrophic results. In the USA teenage drivers account for only 7% of the driving population, yet they account for 14% of the fatalities and 20% of the collisions.
In South Africa, particularly in Gauteng it is not an uncommon sight to see markings on the road marking the place where a teenager died. All new drivers can make wrong decisions behind the wheel; however teens are the most at jeopardy. They bring to the road a unique mix of inexperience, distraction, peer pressure and a tendency to underestimate risk.
TeenDrive’s mission – to save teen lives.