Teen Drivers and Car Accidents

Startling Facts About Teen Driving

It's exhilarating to experience the freedom of having a driver's license and the chance to explore the open road. Most teens have waited and worked for a long time to get behind the wheel. However, new drivers are at a much higher risk for car accidents than more experienced drivers.

The 4 Scariest Facts Facing Teen Drivers

  1. Car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths.
  2. Drivers ages 16 and 17 are nearly 9x more likely to have an accident than middle-aged drivers.
  3. 61% of teenagers admit to risky driving habits.
  4. Teens are more likely to underestimate dangerous driving conditions – or not recognize them at all.
teen driver statistics

If you're a teenager, you've probably heard these facts over and over again. But the stats don't lie: Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident than adult drivers.

While it might sound like a broken record, taking extra precautions can help you avoid an accident. And remember as your teenage friends start driving, you should always do your best to be the safest passenger you can be.

Parents of Teenage Drivers

If the thought of your son or daughter sitting behind the wheel of a car gives you anxiety, you're not alone. We created some resources to help you better understand the process of teaching your teenager to driver.

Visit our Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers webpage for some great resources to help you navigate your time on the road. It's important to keep our children safe and provide them with the best experience possible when learning the rules of the road.

Explore Our Teen Driving Resources

Knowledge and experience are the most important steps to creating safe teen drivers. The following pages offer insight, opportunity, and information that can help any young driver conquer the dangers of the road.

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