LEL December Webinar: Teen Drivers: The Science Behind Their Increased Risks
December 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 19
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
There are 15 major physical differences between the teen brain and the adult brain, each of which presents its own risks to survival on the road. The speed with which teens’ brains operate, the increased number of receptors on their neurons, the differences in their biochemical and sleep cycles, and the massive loss of neurons in the thinking part of the teen brain all contribute to increased risk. Youth development consultant Karen Williams will discuss why teens think they know more than adults, why they are so impatient and impulsive, why 70 percent are driving drowsy, and why they are five times more likely to become addicted to drugs than adults. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the science of teen driver behavior and the implications for law enforcement.