Nearly 4 million new teen drivers are licensed each year.
Half of them will be involved in a crash before they turn 20!
Safe teen driving impacts everyone on the roadways.
In fact, according to some estimates, more than 60% of
people killed in teen driving crashes are not the teen drivers themselves.That's why, as a community, we must support our young drivers and encourage them to practice safe driving at all times.
Did you Know?
- A 16-year-old driver is 10 times more likely to be involved in a crash than an adult.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds.
- As a group, teenagers are more likely to speed, run red lights, make illegal turns, ride with an impaired driver and not wear seat belts.
- Teens are also more likely to be distracted by music, cell phones and talking with other teen passengers-and the consequences of being distracted may be harder for a novice driver to deal with.