Sleep-Deprived Teens at an Increased Risk for Automobile Accidents, CDC Study Finds

Mile for mile, teen drivers are four times more at risk for an automobile accident than drivers aged 25 or older. That risk translates into nearly 4, 000 fatal accidents and approximately 383, 000 non-fatal injuries. However, the most disturbing statistic of all is that, despite awareness programs, automobile accidents remain the number one cause of death among adolescents. Why is their risk so high, and what can be done [...]