Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. More than 5,000 young drivers (ages 15-20) are involved in fatal crashes every year.
Drivers in their first month are nearly twice as likely to crash as they are after two years of experience.
57% of crashes where a teen is partially responsible involved going too fast, not paying attention or failing to yield.
18% of crashes that injure someone are caused by a distracted driver.
In 2010, 25% of teen drivers who were killed in crashes had a BAC of .01 or higher.
More than half of all fatal crashes that occur at night and involve 16 year-olds happen before midnight.
59% of teenage passenger deaths in 2009 occurred in vehicles driven by another teen.
More than 50% of high school students say they text while they drive at least sometimes.