Leading Cause of Death for Teens

Leading Cause of Death for Teens

Young drivers, ages 15- to 20-years old, are especially vulnerable to death and injury on our roadways - traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.

 

 

 


We Know the Causes

Research shows which behaviors contribute to teen-related crashes. Inexperience and immaturity combined with speed, drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, distracted driving (cell phone use, loud music, other teen passengers, etc.), drowsy driving, nighttime driving, and other drug use aggravate this problem.