Are pick-up trucks safer than cars when it comes to teen drivers?
A new study says no.
The study put out by the University of Texas says that among 16 and 17 year olds, driving a pick-up puts teens at a higher risk of injury. So much so, that they are 100% more likely to be severely injured in a crash than a teen driving a car.
Researchers looked at several variables like time of day, number of passengers and type of vehicle driven, among other criteria.
The article, published in a traffic safety journal, contained a few other surprises.
According to the study, teens driving with only one passenger are more at risk than with two or more passengers.
For more information on this study, please visit the link below this story.
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