FS007, January 2009

Driving Safety - A Fact Sheet for Teens and Parents

Why is auto safety an issue for teenagers? Motor vehicle accidents (car crashes) are the number one cause of death among young people aged 16–20 years Motor vehicle accidents are a significant cause of injury, with 500,000 injuries reported each year. Because motor vehicle accidents are so common and
because they have such an impact on the health of teens,
it is important to be well informed so that you can
protect yourself or your teen while driving a car,
motorbike, or motorcycle.