|Published:||May 20, 2010 8:18 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 20, 2010 11:10 AM EDT|
Research has shown May 20th is the deadliest day for teens on the road. According to new analysis of crash data from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, May 20th has claimed 63% more young lives than average over the past 5 years.
Data from IIHS also shows that more than 60 percent of teen passenger deaths occur in vehicles driven by another teen. A recent survey by The Allstate Foundation found that more than 75 percent of teens admit to feeling unsafe with another teen's driving, but only 59 percent are willing to speak up in risky driving situations. Only 53 percent of teen girls report they will say something in dangerous situation on the road versus 66 percent of teen boys.
The Allstate Foundation and the National Organizations for Youth Safety are giving teens a license to speak up through Act Out Loud, a teen-led, school-based teen driving activism contest. As part of AOL, 20 schools from throughout the country are competing for a $10,000 prize by hosting the most effective safe driving program. The public can have their say about smart driving by voting online for the best activism project until May 21 at www.ActOutLoud.org, and view video posts, blogs and photos from teens tackling the issue in their community.