Car Safety - Teen Driving Safety
Teens are more likely to be involved in a crash than other drivers. Teen drivers:
- are more likely to underestimate or not recognize hazardous or dangerous situations due to driver inexperience.
- tend to drive more frequently under higher risk conditions, such as at night and/or without seatbelts.
- are more likely to take risks when driving.
Studies have found that the decision-making area of the brain is still developing during the teen years.
The leading causes of fatal crashes involving teen drivers include speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, inexperience, distractions - especially other teens in the car - and driving while drowsy or impaired.