Driver Education is an important resource for students in Tennessee’s schools.
For adolescents and young adults ages 10 to 24, both nationally and in Tennessee, over three-quarters of unintentional injury deaths are motor vehicle-related. On the basis of miles driven, teenagers in this age group are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as are all drivers. Implementing strategies during adolescence to prevent motor vehicle crashes is critical to adult health and well being because young adults experience many of the same behavioral issues as adolescents.
Teen driving is relatively deadly due to a combination of inexperience, overconfidence, risk-taking behavior and greater risk exposure.