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Lane County initiative focusing on helping young, rural drivers

 

December 5, 2019

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Do we need Driver Education?

The simple answer is yes. But, why?

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 0 to 20 – in the nation, in the State of Oregon and in Lane County.

In Lane County, between 2007 and 2014, 54% of motor vehicle fatalities occurred in rural areas. There were more motor vehicle crashes in the metro areas, but due to factors such as speed, impairment and distraction, crashes are more severe in rural areas and result in more fatalities.

In 2016, throughout the state, 18.92% of fatal and injury crashes involved a driver aged 15 to 20.

In addition, o...



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