According to NHTSA, more than 5,000 people die every year in teen-related car crashes, and teens are not the only ones dying. Teen drivers’ high crash risk affects their passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers. Keeping teens safe on the roads is the responsibility of everyone: parents, teens, friends, neighbors, educators, legislators and organizations.
What Parents Can Do
Parents should go beyond their state’s GDL laws and what is taught in driver’s education programs.