- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen death.
- More than 40% of teen automobile related deaths occur between 9 pm and 6 am.
- On average six teens ages 16-19 die every day as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
- Drivers who are age 16 have the highest crash rates.
- 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.
- One in five 16-year old drivers has an accident in their first year of driving.
- Almost 60% of teens admitted to talking on the phone while driving.
- 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.
- 90% of teens reported it was common to see other teens talking on a mobile phone while driving.
- 56% of teens said they wouldn’t speak up if someone were driving in a way that alarmed them.
- Parent involvement in teen driving can double the likelihood that seatbelts will be worn regularly.
- With each mile per hour driven over the speed limit, teen crash risk increases proportionally.
- 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.
- The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens age 16-19 than among any other age group.
- In 2014, 56% of teenage passenger deaths in passenger vehicles were due to other teenage drivers.