Keeping Families Safe on the Road: Teen Driving Habits

Father giving keys to his son and teaching him how to drive safely

Posted on August 3, 2021

Before your teen hits the road this summer, consider this … Teens are 10 times more likely to be in a fatal car accident than adults and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens.

 

So why are teen drivers at higher risk of being involved in a car accidentEarlier this summer, we shared a “crash” course for safe teen driving providing tips on what to do – and what NOT to do – while behind the wheel. As we near the end of the “100 Deadliest Days” for driving, we want to remind families to teach teens about these safe driving habits so we can all stay safe on the road year-round.

 

If your teen is involved in a car accident, call the crash experts at 877-245-6707.

Due to their inexperience and tendency to participate in more risky behaviors on the road, teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident. 

 

Did you know that teens are 10x more likely to be in a fatal car accident than adults? Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among U.S. teens.

 

Teens and Risky Driving Behaviors

teen driving behavior statistics

Source: AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index