11 Facts about Teen Driving

16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age.

1. 33% of deaths among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2010 occurred in motor vehicle crashes.

2. 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age.

3. 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving.

4. Statistics show that 16 and 17-year-old driver death rates increase with each additional passenger.

5. Only 44% of teens said they would definitely speak up if someone were driving in a way that scared them.

6. Teen drivers with involved parents are twice as likely to wear seat belts.

7. More than 40% of teen auto deaths occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

8. 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.

9. 1 in 5 of 16-year-old drivers has an accident within their first year of driving.

10. 56% of teenagers rely on their parents to learn how to drive.

11. Crash risk for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit.