Teen Driver and Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. About eight teens ages 13–19 die every day from motor vehicle crash injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16–19 have a fatal crash rate almost three times as high as drivers ages 20 and older.
The good news is that teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable. We know proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road.