Safe Teen Driving Begins With You.
Facts About Nebraska Teen Drivers
  • Driving at night, speeding and street racing, distractions (phones/passengers), not wearing a seatbelt, and driving under the influence are the top 5 dangers for teen drivers.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in Nebraska. (NE CODES*)
  • Nebraska’s teen death rate due to motor vehicle crashes is twice that of the national rate, 13.3 vs 7.2 per 100,000 population, 2013. (NE CODES*)
  • Nebraska’s teens are dying in motor vehicle crashes at three time the rate of the average adult. (NE CODES*)
  • Of the teens involved in fatal crashes, 65% were not wearing a seat belt. (NE CODES, 2007-2011*)
  • 45% of all high school students reported texting or emailing while driving in the past 30 days. (NE YRBS, 2011*)
See the the Nebraska Teen Driver Report for more information.  No Cell Phones!

Facts About Nebraska Parents Driving Behaviors
  • 10% of parents reported NEVER talking on a cell phone while driving
  • 26% of parents reported NEVER texting while driving
  • 13% of parents reported NEVER speeding at least 5 mph over the limit
  • 58% reported that they ALWAYS wear their seat belt
  • Only 5.4% identified non-seat belt use as a contributing factor to teen drivers being hurt or killed in a crash. (Parent Survey on Teen Driving, 2015)
This means that many parents are modeling unsafe driving behaviors at least some of the time. Even if you rarely text, speed, or wear your seat belt half of the time, your kids see this behavior and will likely mirror it.
Remember, driving the right message is important; parents/guardians matter in keeping teen drivers safe and alive!
Test Your Knowledge
Driving the Right Message - Test Your Knowledge Nebraska teen death rate due to motor vehicle crashes is how much higher compared to the national rate? Two times - CORRECT Three times - SORRY INCORRECT Four times - SORRY INCORRECT
Driving the Right Message - Test Your Knowledge On average, what percentage of teens that were involved in a fatal car crash were not wearing their seat belt? 30 Percent - SORRY INCORRECT 50 Percent - SORRY INCORRECT 65 Percent - CORRECT
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