Teen driving is taking a toll - a toll on the lives of the teenage drivers themselves, that is. From January to June 2011, there was an 11 percent increase in fatal car accidents involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
As we blogged about in our previous post, the number one cause of deaths among teens is automobile accidents. But statistics show that states with graduated driver's license (GDL) programs have fewer incidents of accidents involving teen drivers.
The number one cause of death for teenagers in the United States is auto crashes, according to federal traffic safety data.