YOU SHOULD KNOW
vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young adults
between the ages of 16 and 24.
to 24-year-old drivers only make up 14% of all drivers, yet they
are involved in 28% of all collisions.
drivers are involved in fatal traffic crashes at over twice the
rate of the rest of the population.
than 11,000 people aged 15 to 24 were killed in crashes in 2002,
and 5,940 of those were drivers and passengers in vehicles operated
by drivers ages 16 to 20.
Onondaga County, young drivers represent 14% of all drivers involved
in fatal crashes and 15% of all drivers involved in personal injury
additional intervention is needed in securing the safety of all
motor vehicle operators as well as securing our children's future.
In response to these alarming statistics, the Onondaga County
Sheriff's Office has developed the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program, a voluntary
parental notification system used to reduce the number of young
drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents.