Monday, October 18, 2010

State Farm Data Shows October Most Dangerous Teen Drivers

Newly analyzed State Farm® claims data shows the trend continues - October remains the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes nationally. In California, the numbers aren't much different; February tops the list as the most accident prone month for teens, followed closely by October.

According to claims data spanning the last seven years, the highest number of injury or collision claims filed by 16- and 17-year old drivers continues to hit a high point in October, spiking by about 15 percent when compared to other months of the year. State Farm evaluated its extensive claims database from 2003 – 2009, and in every year, October continues to register the most claims across the United States and portions of Canada. About 70 percent of states show October as being among its top three months for teen accident claims.

October remains the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes

* Nationally, October remains the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes
* In California, February tops the list followed closely by October
* Teens are conflicted; State Farm survey shows 70% of new drivers are nervous about being in a crash or hurting someone, yet 57% of teens say they text while driving
* Parents can play a major role with their teens

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