Associations of mental health with driving while impaired and risky driving in emerging adults

Motor vehicle crashes remain the dominant cause of adolescent deaths in the U.S. In 2017, 2,364 U.S. teens aged 16–19 years were killed (six every day) in motor vehicle crashes. Risky driving behaviors (e.g., speeding, tailgating, and rolling through stops) are well-known contributors to crash risk and are prevalent among adolescent drivers.

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