Teen accidents involving vehicles are the leading cause of death for 13 to 17 year-olds in the US. According to the CDC, six teen drivers die every day in car crashes. That number is even higher for teenage passengers. If you are between the ages of 16 and 19, you are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal collision.
These stats far outweigh homicide, suicide, unintentional poisoning, cancer, and heart disease. Unlike some of these causes of death, most teen accidents are avoidable. The following tips can prevent teen accidents and keep everyone safe on the road.