That's what Bruce Feiler argues in his New York Times piece , where he cites some of the stunning data on drivers in the 16 and year-old range. According to Morris' findings, car crashes kill more teens in that age group than suicide, cancer, and other types of accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, on average, six teenagers died each day from injuries related to auto accidents in It's not just because of distracted driving, either. While smartphones are implicit in the number of teen-involved car accidents, here are some other factors, as noted in Morris' research:. The many crash-prevention features that are available now can help ease parents' minds when their teen is behind the wheel.
Study: The dangers of teenage driving
Driving Dangers for Teens
The teenage years are an exciting time with new independence, later curfews, and physical self-sufficiency in the form of a car. Having a teen driver can turn a relatively laid-back parent into a hand-wringing, nail-biting nervous nelly. For me, it sometimes meant biting my tongue, reaching out to hold onto the seat, and inevitably stomping my foot on the non-existent brake. While it seems obvious that this is dangerous and should be avoided, kids do it anyway. How many times are you at a red light and you glance at your phone?
Know the Risks
In alone, 3, Americans were killed in distracted driving crashes. As many as 71 percent of teens and young people say they have composed or sent text messages while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Security Administration. And teens, in particular, are easily driven to distraction.
In fact, car crashes is still the 1 cause of death for teenagers age Hitting the road is always dangerous, even for seasoned and experienced drivers think the downtown connector at rush hour! People are in a hurry to arrive at their destinations and may not always make the safest decisions behind the wheel. They may talk on cell phones, eat breakfast in the car, or even try to catch up on emails. These bad habits are dangerous, but what are the most dangerous ones for new and inexperienced teen drivers?