Teen Driving Statistics

14 Mar 2016

As the parent of a teen driver, your child’s safety is your primary concern. Knowing the statistics that are associated with teen drivers can be an effective teaching tool for you and your child.

The following information is quite enlightening and can help you and your teen make appropriate precautions to ensure your child’s safety, as well as the safety of his passengers and all other drivers on the road.

Teen Driving Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The following statistics regarding teen drivers have been recorded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • The leading cause of death among U.S. teens are motor vehicle crashes.
  • In 2013, 2,163 U.S. teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in motor vehicle crashes and 243,243 received treatment in emergency departments as a result of injuries that were sustained in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Though people between the ages of 15 and 24 make up only 14 percent of the population of the U.S., this age group accounts for 30 percent, or $19 billion in total costs that are associated with injuries sustained by motor vehicle crashes among males and 28 percent, or $7 billion in total costs that are associated with injuries sustained by motor vehicle crashes among females.

Teen Driving Statistics from the Insurance Information Institute

The following statistics have been noted by the Insurance Information Institute:

  • The primary cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds are motor vehicle crashes, as of February 2016.
  • In 2014, 1,678 drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 died as the result of a motor vehicle crash

Teen Driving Statistics from AAA

AAA reported the following statistics regarding teen drivers:

  • 15 percent of the motor vehicle crashes that teen drivers are involved in are the result of interacting with one or more passengers.
  • 12 percent of motor vehicle crashes that teens are involved in are the result of cell phone use.
  • 10 percent of motor vehicle crashes that teens are involved in are the result of looking at something in the vehicle
  • 9 percent of motor vehicle crashes that teens are involved in are the result of looking at something in the vehicle

Teen Driving Statistics from DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org reported the following statistics regarding teen drivers:

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