Teen Driving - Stephanie Warner PHS 184 LAB C Ms. Jessica...

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Stephanie Warner PHS 184 LAB C Ms. Jessica Russell 20 February 2007 Lab Assignment One of the biggest causes of death in American teenagers is automobile accidents. Two out of five deaths among teenagers that range from the age 16-19 were caused by automobile accidents (CDC). In 2001 more than 42,000 teenagers died in automobile accidents (CDC). Crash risk is very high for new drivers in the first few years of driving. Teenage drivers are four times more likely to get in a car crash than older drivers. It is proven that for every teenage passenger in a teen driver’s car the rate that they will get into a fatal car accident goes up two times as much. This means that if there are two teenagers in a car the risk that they will get in a car accident doubles the risk if there were only one. Based on the facts found in research and on what is known about reaction time, there should be more restrictions placed on teenage drivers. According to Hicks Law, as the number of stimulus-response alternatives
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