1. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen death.
  2. More than 40% of teen automobile related deaths occur between 9 pm and 6 am.
  3. On average six teens ages 16-19 die every day as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
  4. Drivers who are age 16 have the highest crash rates.
  5. In 2014, for teenage drivers between age 16 and 19 the death rate from motor vehicle accidents was more than twice that of females in the same age group.
  6. One in five 16-year old drivers has an accident in their first year of driving.
  7. Almost 60% of teens admitted to talking on the phone while driving.
  8. Talking on a phone while driving can double the chance of an accident and slow a teen driver’s reaction time down to the level of a 70-year-old.
  9. 90% of teens reported it was common to see other teens talking on a mobile phone while driving.
  10. 56% of teens said they wouldn’t speak up if someone were driving in a way that alarmed them.
  11. Parent involvement in teen driving can double the likelihood that seatbelts will be worn regularly.
  12. With each mile per hour driven over the speed limit, teen crash risk increases proportionally.
  13. The risk of accidents has been shown to increase among teen drivers who have teen passengers. This risk increases incrementally with the number of teen passengers.
  14. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens age 16-19 than among any other age group.
  15. In 2014, 56% of teenage passenger deaths in passenger vehicles were due to other teenage drivers.


Sources:
http://www.dosomething.org
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html
http://www.teendriversource.org/stats/support_teens/detail/57
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/teenagers/fatalityfacts/teenagers
http://teendriving.statefarm.com/teaching-a-teen-to-drive/supervising-your-teen/teen-driving-facts-and-stats