United States Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 81st Congress. First Session. Appendix. Volume 95 -- Part 14. May 11, 1949 to July 1, 1949
Hon. Gordon Canfield of New Jersey
Thursday, June 9, 1949
Behind this terrifying tragedy lies a new form of mass murder and self-destruction known increasingly as "teenicide". Any driver under 25 -- insurance companies generally believe the recklessness of the teens extends to that age -- is a potential teenicider
The appalling fact stands out that in many such teenicide accidents no one does know what causes them, even when there are survivors.
Once every 2 minutes, day in, day out, some such teenicide accident will kill or maim a victim somewhere in the United States.
In Los Angeles alone the city's police department, frantic over teenicide, has graduated 21,000 teenagers from its juvenile traffic schools, and last year placed about 500 columns of safety articles in the local newspapers.