In the Driver's Seat

Phone Icon (908) 665-2400

License Number:

National Traffic Safety Insights and Information – Teen Drivers

Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.  Teens are at the highest risk of being involved in car crash during the first twelve to twenty-four months of driving.  The more guided experience a young driver has, the safer the driver is on the road.

Parents play a crucial role in teen driver safety.  Teens who report having parents that set rules and monitor their activities in a helpful, supportive way are half as likely to be in a crash and 71% less likely to drive intoxicated as teens who describe less involved parents.  (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).