The most widely accepted statistic is that 1 in ever 10 individuals is LGBT; however, some research estimates 1 in 20. Studies pointing to the statistics are estimates at best.If you define gay as having same-sex attractions or behaviors, you do get higher proportions that are a bit closer to the one in ten figure." Read more of my interview with Gary Gates.Teen Suicide Statistics, Facts, and info for parents of teenagers, youth, and kids.Teens’ lack of experience affects their recognition of and response to hazardous situations and results in dangerous practices such as speeding and tailgating.Other major contributing factors to the higher crash risk of young drivers are night driving and teen passengers.
Long gone is the tradition where a boy phones a girl on Tuesday to ask her out for Saturday, picks her up at her house, meets the parents, pays for dinner and a show, and sees her home.Teenagers are involved in more motor vehicle crashes late in the day and at night than at other times of the day.Teens also have a greater chance of getting involved in an accident if other teens are present in the vehicle, according to research from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm.Graduated drivers license (GDL) laws, which include a three-phase program that allows teen drivers to develop more mature driving attitudes and gain experience behind the wheel, have been successful in reducing teen motor vehicle accidents.In 1996 Florida became the first state to enact a GDL law. North Dakota’s law, the last to be enacted, went into effect January 1, 2012.