Statistics And Facts

Teen Crashes

OUR CHALLENGE

Speed and the inexperience of novice drivers are the major causes of fatal crashes among teens, according to the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicle’s Fatal Accident Reporting System. Novice drivers, 16 and 17 years of age, hold approximately two percent of the total number of drivers’ licenses in the state; however, reports show that these same drivers were involved in 18% and 15%, respectively, of total crashes.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to reduce teen driving crashes and resulting fatalities and severe injuries to zero.

% NH Crashes Per Licensed Driver Age Group

NH - Laws, Stats & Facts

NH’s New Hand-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect July 1, 2015. What does this mean?

  • No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays.
  • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed
  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.

New Hampshire Key Highway Safety Laws
http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/bystate/nh.html

Applying for your first Driver License Under the age of 18
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/apply/under-18.htm

Why stronger GDL’s are a good idea.
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/policies/strong-graduated-driver-licensing-gdl-laws

New Hampshire – Costs of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pdf/statecosts/nh_costofcrashdeaths.pdf

NH Driver Education Schools
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/education-training/driving-schools.htm