New Hampshire Teen Driver Program

Programs for Teens

Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.

Among teen drivers, those at especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are:

  • Males: In 2019, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was over two times higher than the death rate of their female counterparts.
  • Teens driving with teen passengers: The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. This risk increases with the number of teen passengers.
  • Newly licensed teens: Crash risk is particularly high during the first months of licensure. The fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year olds as compared to 18-19 year olds.

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen Drivers
Teen Drivers: Get the Facts

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The adolescence years include some big changes for teenagers. These changes include physical, mental, and behavioral health. Every young person goes through these stages in life. The injury prevention department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock recognizes these changes and wants to promote the healthy development while recognizing certain impulses that adolescence may have behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

We recognize that It is normal for teenagers to push boundaries and take risks. Teenage risk taking is an important part of their journey in finding their identities and becoming independent young adults. During adolescence there are changes in the brain that make teenagers more focused on the reward they feel when they are admired by their friends, and the positive reinforcement they get by being included.

Our role is to help provide information towards ways of staying safe while in the risk taking stages.

Here are some ways you can stay safe while driving or being a passenger in a car...

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More Information Contact:

Lexi Bly,
Youth Operator Program Coordinator
Suite 200 46 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03756
Phone: (603) 308-9282

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