19 Aug Teen Driver Car Accident Statistics (Part 1)
While getting a driver’s license is an exciting time for many teenagers, this new-found freedom does come with a huge responsibility. As such, teen drivers are required to undergo extensive training and pass written and physical driving tests before they are officially granted driver’s licenses. Some states even go so far as to restrict the times when teens can drive, restrict the types of passengers they are allowed to have in their vehicles, etc. Despite these precautions, however, teen drivers are often involved in car accidents, as they:
- Are not as experienced as other drivers on the roads
- May be easily distracted by their passengers, objects in their vehicles or objects outside of their vehicles
- Often lack essential defense driving skills that could help them avoid getting into serious car accidents.
The following teen driver car accident statistics, which have been compiled by various agencies (including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others), can elucidate how prevalent car accidents involving teen drivers are, as well as some of the specific causes of these teen driver car accidents:
- The number one cause of death among teenagers is currently motor vehicle accidents.
- Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 years old are four times more likely to die in car accidents than drivers between the ages of 25 and 69 years old.
- All drivers have the greatest risk of being involved in a car accident within the first 6 months of getting their drivers’ licenses.
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