“Car surfing” poses serious risks for teens, young adults

USA Today reports on “car surfing, a thrill-seeking activity in which people – mostly teens and young adults – ride on the exterior of a vehicle while it’s being driven by another person.”

Currently, “there are no reliable statistics on how many people are hurt or injured each year in the USA while car surfing because police departments and hospital emergency rooms don’t track victims.”

However, one “2008 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 58 car-surfing deaths and 41 non-fatal injuries from 1990 through August 2008.”

The article highlights several recent incidents in which teens were either injured or killed while participating in these types of activities.

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