LAYTON- Abc7chicago.com writes that a teen who was attempting a viral challenge based on the movie “Bird Box” will be charged with reckless driving. The crash took place on Monday, January 7, 2019. The police reported the results of the challenge which included a smashed-up vehicle. The department called the accident “predictable.”*
Police learned the story behind the crash on Friday, January 11. In the Netflix movie, “Bird Box,” the characters need to keep their eyes covered with blindfolds.
The driver, a 17-year-old girl,was in a pickup truck when she decided to attempt to the challenge. Her passenger was a 16-year-old boy. The girl used a beanie as a blindfold and soon drifted into oncoming traffic.
The pickup truck hit a passenger vehicle.
Police reminded drivers that they should not drive with their eyes covered.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of deaths for American teenagers is motor vehicle crash. Vehicle collisions killed 2,433 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 in 2016. Many more teens were injured.
The risk of dying in a car accidentis about three times higher for teens between 16 and 19 years old than it is for people over the age of 20. Teenage boys tend to be at a higher risk than female driverswhenteens drive with other teenagers the chance of a crash increases.The more teens in a vehicle the higher the risk.
Teenagers who recently acquired their driver’s licenses are at a higher risk than teens who have had their licenses for a couple years.
It is important that teens always use their seatbelts, This group has a lower seatbelt usage rate than other age groups, and48 percent ormore of teens killed in crashes in 2016 failed to use their seatbelts.
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