1. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.
2. Most dangerous time of a teen driverís life is the first 12 months after receiving a license
3. A teen driversí crash risk is three times that of drivers ages 20 and older
4. Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced Ė not because they take more risks behind the wheel.
5. Teen passengers are one of the biggest distractions for teen drivers. Just one teen passenger raises a teen driverís fatal crash risk 44 percent. Two passengers doubles fatal crash risk. Three or more quadruples crash risk.
6. Most fatal nighttime crashes involving teen drivers happen between 9 p.m. and midnight
7. More than half of teens killed in car crashes were not restrained by a seatbelt.
8. Most statesí teen driving laws and restrictions do not adequately protect teen drivers from the most serious crash risks
9. Teens really do learn to drive from watching their parents. A survey from The Allstate Foundation found 80 percent of teens cite their parents as having the most influence over teensí driving habits.
10. Crash risk remains high after licensure. In fact, young driversí crash risk does not significantly begin decreasing until age 25.