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Risky driving behaviors among teenagers--Gwinnett County, Georgia, 1993.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Date
Jun 10, 1994
Volume
43
Issue
22
Pages
405–409
Identifiers
PMID: 8196586
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the United States in 1991, approximately 6000 persons aged 16-20 years died from motor-vehicle crashes (MVCs)--twice as many as from any other cause of death among persons in this age group. During 1991, approximately 3000 crashes in Gwinnett County, Georgia (1990 population: 352,910) (26% of all crashes in Gwinnett County), involved at least one teenage driver (Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, unpublished data, 1992). Risky driving behaviors are among the risk factors for teenage MVC death and injury. To better characterize these risk factors, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Gwinnett County Board of Health, the community-based Gwinnett County Teen Traffic Tragedies Task Force, and CDC conducted a case-control study of MVCs among teenage drivers in Gwinnett County during 1993. This report summarizes the results of that study.

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