- 33 percent of deaths among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2010 occurred in motor vehicle crashes.
- 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age.
- 56 percent of teens said they talk on the phone while driving.
- Statistics show that 16 and 17-year-old driver death rates increase with each additional passenger.
- Only 44 percent of teens said they would definitely speak up if someone were driving in a way that scared them.
- Teen drivers with involved parents are twice as likely to wear seat belts.
- More than 40 percent of teen auto deaths occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident as well as slow a young driver’s reaction time down to that of a 70-year-old.
- In their first year of driving 1 in 5 16-year-old drivers has an accident.
- 56 percent of teenagers rely on their parents to learn how to drive.
- Crash risk for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit.
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Sources: Allstate, Rocky Mountain Insurance, Teen Driver Source, Drive Steady, Geico, Teen Driving