The Problem

  • Teen Drivers Are Inexperienced

    When inexperience meets the road, crash risks increase. Practice builds experience and reduces risk. Learn more and get free resources at

  • Young Passengers Are Risky

    A single young passenger, even a sibling, increases the changes of a deadly crash by 44%. Learn more.

  • Teens Struggle with Speeding

    teen speeding with nervous parent.jpgNew teen drivers often fail to drive the appropriate speed for conditions. This comes with experience. Learn more. ​

  • Teens Don't Wear Seat Belts

    Girl fastening seat belt.jpgAbout half of teens killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. Read about why teens don't buckle up, and learn how to talk to them about doing so. 
  • Teens Should Stay Off the Roads At Night

    driving in the rain.JPGThe fatal crash rate of 16-year-olds is nearly twice as high at night,​ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Most of these tragic crashes happen relatively early - between 9 p.m. and midnight. Inclement weather is also dangerous. Understand how parents can help.  
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