New report from GHSA and Ford Motor Company Fund

Traffic Safety Pulse News

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, GHSA and Ford Motor Company Fund released a new report that highlights the significant role speeding plays in teen driver fatalities and offers practical tools to help parents rein in this lethal driving habit.

This new analysis shows that between 2015 and 2019, teens accounted for a greater proportion of speeding-related fatal crashes (43%) than all other age groups (30%). The report also includes state-by-state data from FARS from 2015-2019.

The release of this analysis is especially timely considering the surge in fatal crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the report to attract media coverage given the recent report from NHTSA showing increased traffic fatalities during the third quarter of 2020. We encourage you to engage with your local media by discussing the dangers of teens speeding behind the wheel, the solutions outlined in the report, and how your state is addressing teen driver safety.

Attached to this email are talking points to help you highlight this important issue with your state and local media and sample posts to share on your social media channels. I know many of you have longstanding partnerships with Ford Driving Skills for Life and you will want to help spread the word about this important new report.