Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for U.S. teens 15 to 19 years old. Fatal and serious injuries for drivers age 20 or less have seen significant decreases over the last several years. The GDL statute was passed in 2006, when the number began to decline.
The top risks for teen drivers are: not buckling up, distractions, impaired driving, driving at night, and speeding. Taking your driver education seriously and doing what you can to avoid these risks could literally save your life.