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Reviewed by Chris Harrigan
Former Auto Insurance Claims Manager

UPDATED: Sep 21, 2020

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Key takeaways...

  • Allstate® recently released a report entitled “Shifting Teen Attitudes: The State of Teen Driving 2009” and their studies show some interesting statistics which confirm the difference between sexes is getting smaller when it comes to driving
  • The Allstate report is quite comprehensive and shares data every parent should consider reading including a large number great statistics to help parents be aware of the things many young drivers do after taking the family car for a ride
  • The Good News — 92 percent of teenagers report wearing their seatbelt

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Allstate® recently released a report entitled “Shifting Teen Attitudes: The State of Teen Driving 2009” and their studies show some interesting statistics which confirm the difference between sexes is getting smaller when it comes to driving.

The most common sense piece of Allstate’s young driver car insurance report notes that texting is a young driver’s biggest distraction behind the wheel!

Combine this alarming rate with 82 percent of young drivers reporting using a cell phone while driving and one has to wonder if young drivers really understand the serious responsibility attached to a drivers license.

Girls also came out shining like Danica Patrick expressing an increased desire for speed. 30 percent more girls (48 vs. 36 percent) admitted they were more likely to drive at least 10 miles over the speed limit than young boys.

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The Allstate report is quite comprehensive and shares data every parent should consider reading including a large number great statistics to help parents be aware of the things many young drivers do after taking the family car for a ride.

Allstate also uses this data to adjust risk for young drivers car insurance rates so hopefully many of the positive statistics will help bring more affordable car insurance coverage for parents of young drivers as car insurance premiums are mainly based on risk.

The Good News — 92 percent of teenagers report wearing their seatbelt.

View the whole report here and remember if you need affordable car insurance for young drivers always compare car insurance companies to find the best car insurance quotes.

References:

  1. https://www.allstate.com/auto-insurance/allstate-extras.aspx
  2. https://www.allstate.com/auto-insurance/teen-driver-discounts.aspx
  3. https://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/car-insurance.aspx
  4. http://www.allstate.com/foundation/teen-driving/Shifting-Teen-Attitudes.aspx
  5. http://www.autoinsurancenow.com/teenage-car-insurance/
  6. http://www.autoinsurancenow.com/car-insurance-quotes.html