The first year of licensed driving is the most exciting and dangerous year of your teen's life. But the facts are hard to hear. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens. In 2015, the year of the most recent data, there were 3,327 teen motor vehicle deaths.
As parents, we want to keep our teen drivers safe—and we can, if we understand the risks they face. By staying involved during that crucial first year of driving, we can help our teens beat the odds and avoid one of the biggest risks to their lives when behind the wheel; distraction.