30 percent of teens admit to speeding

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 2:13 pm    

In a survey of more than 2,000 teenage drivers at 28 high schools across the United States, 68 percent of teens admitted that they had narrowly avoided being in a car accident.  30 percent of these teens said that they were speeding when the accident almost occurred.

In a separate study conducted by State Farm Insurance and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in crashes caused by teen driver errors, 21 percent involved speeding.  Another 20 percent involved distracted driving.

More than half of students surveyed said that their driving habits only changed for a couple of months after almost being in an accident.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a speeding violation, contact the Champaign speeding violation attorneys of Bruno Law Offices to learn more about defending yourself against traffic violations.