In the PART region 5.3% of the drivers are in the 15-19 age bracket. This 5.3% were
involved in 14.4% of the crashes, 16.1% of the injuries and 10.6% of the traffic fatalities. As
a driver you are responsible for the safety of you and your passengers. Making responsible decisions
will keep you and your friends safe.
Cell Phone Safety
In 2007, driver distractions, such as using a cell phone
or text messaging, contributed to nearly 1,000 crashes
involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers. Under the Graduated License rules of NC drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to use cell phones while driving.
Drinking and Driving
In 2007 26% of 15-20 year olds who died in a vehicle
crash had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08g/dl
Having one teen in the car with you almost
doubles your chances of having a car accident. Make sure not to fall victim to being distracted by
In 2007, 39% of 15-to-20-year-old male drivers
involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
Wearing Your Seat Belt
In 2007 alone, 4,540 teenagers aged 16 to 20 years old
were killed in motor vehicle crashes, and more than half
(2,502) were not wearing their seat belts at the time of
Click here for a Teen Driver Brochure (Adobe PDF)
For more information about the PART Safety Program