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Quick Teen Driving Facts
- Teens are 10 times more likely to be in a fatal car accident than adults.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the US.
- Most of the fatal teen car accidents occur six months after obtaining the license.
- Two-thirds of teen passenger deaths occur with other teens behind the wheel.
- A third of all teen crashes occur at intersections.
People Also Ask
How many 16-year-olds drive?
The number of young drivers on the US roads has been steadily declining since the 1960s. Back in 2014, the number of 16-year-old drivers was 1.08 million, and it is estimated that the number is considerably lower in 2019.
What is the percentage of teenage driving accidents?
According to Geico and its published teenage driving statistics, 25% of 16-year-old drivers are involved in a car accident during their first year of driving. The percentage of teenage driving accidents is slightly lower with older teenagers.
What is the most common cause of teen driving accidents?
We’ve already mentioned that speed is a factor in close to a third of all fatal teen driving accidents. However, there are three driving maneuvers that seem to be an issue for teens in the US, as they are the main causes of crashes:
- Left-hand turns
- Rear-end events
- Running off the road
How many teenage crashes happen per year?
There are 6 million car crashes in the US every year. Even though no exact numbers are provided, according to statistics, teenagers are responsible for 500,000 of them.
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