Teen Tips

Car crashes are the #1 cause of death among teenagers

OK, so you’ve probably heard a million times that car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in the United States.  And you’ve probably already heard that the leading cause of crashes is due to inexperience.

We get it. We really do. But your safety is important. And even though you think it will never happen to you, consider this: the three most common driver errors, accounting for about half of these crashes, are:

  • Lack of scanning the roadway (that includes checking mirrors)
  • Driving too fast for conditions (not just rain or snowy days … sunny days too)
  • Distraction by something inside or outside the vehicle (yeah we’re talking cell phones, loud music, and too many friends piling in)

Driving is a great privilege. And it’s fun. But we want you to be safe. That’s why we are committed to working with you, your parents, your teachers, and anyone else who can help us raise awareness of the risks, and share best practices that have been proven to keep young drivers safe.

One of the most effective ways to help you and your friends stay safe is through “peer to peer” learning … friends helping friends.  Learn about the great work being done by these teen leadership organizations and find out how you can get involved.

Still have questions?
Here are some links to important information that can help keep you safe: