Contrary to what many believe, pickup trucks may not necessarily be the safest vehicles for teenage motorists, and teen motorists traveling with just one person in the car are not at a lower risk of an accident than those with more teen passengers in the car. That information comes via a new study conducted by researchers at the University Of Texas.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there has been a decline in the number of fatal accidents involving teen drivers. Not surprisingly to New York car accident attorneys, the agency is attributing this decline to the sluggish economy. There was especially good news for parents of teen motorists in New York. According to the CDC study, New York is one of the safest states for teen motorists, with only 10 out of every 100,000 teen drivers here involved in fatal accidents.
An analysis by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that speeding was the number one factor in truck accidents last year. The analysis is part of the Federal MotorCarrier Safety Administration's efforts to understand the reasons for thedecline in fatal truck accidents last year. In 2009, there was a significant decline of 20.4% in the number of truck accident fatalities in the US. There was also a similar decline in the number of fatal truck accidents last year.