The risk of motor vehicle crash fatalities is highest among teen drivers. Studies show teen drivers are involved in crashes because of inexperience and risk-taking. Teen motor vehicle incidents are preventable. Proven strategies and a pledge to follow safe driving rules can improve the safety of all young drivers.
What are the Risk Factors?
- Driver Inexperience
- Having multiple passengers. Even just ONE!
- Cell phone or device use
- Nighttime driving
- Impaired driving
- Lack of proper seat belt use
Most traumatic injuries to teens are caused by roadway crashes— whether you’re a driver or a passenger. The good news is-- most of these injuries are very preventable. But it’s up to you to keep yourself and others from getting injured.