Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14- to 18-year olds in the United States. In 2011, 2,105 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes. 45% of those drivers died in the crashes.
20% of teen drivers killed in fatal crashes in 2011 did not have a valid driver’s license.
How to Make Sure Your Teen is Driving Safely & Obeying the Law:
Invest in your teens’ safety by learning and teaching them the laws of the road and how to always obey them – including Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) restrictions.
Teens learn from your behavior. Set a good example and obey all traffic laws.
Teach your teen the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.
Enroll your teen in a defensive driving course. In fact, take it with them. You will also earn a discount on your insurance!
We’ve Made Progress, But There is Still Room to Improve Teen Driving:
From 2007 – 2011:
The number of teen drivers killed has fallen by 43%
The number of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes has fallen by 44%
The percentage of teen drivers with positive blood alcohol concentrations has risen from 24% of teen drivers killed to 27%
The percentage of teen drivers speeding in fatal crashes remains at 35%
The percentage of teen passenger-vehicle-drivers killed who were unrestrained remains around 53%
Get more facts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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