The number one cause of death for teenagers in the United States is auto crashes, according to federal traffic safety data.
Every day 15 people are killed in distracted driving accidents -- an epidemic of sorts further exacerbated when less experienced teen drivers are on the road. When you combine the already high fatality rates of teen drivers with distracted driving, the results are disastrous. A recent fatal auto accident in Harris County illustrates that distracted driving does kill.
Two teenagers were killed a few weeks ago in an accident that involved distracted driving, prescription medications and a speeding patrol car.
A fatal accident changed three Texas teenagers' lives this past week: one was killed and the other two were criminally charged for their friend's death.