But statistics show that overall, teenagers and older drivers are involved in far more crashes and highway fatalities than any other age group. Mile for mile, the crash rate for drivers ages Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disability to teens in the United States. According to the most recent teen driver safety statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2, adolescents (ages ) died in motor vehicle crashes in and approximately , nonfatal injuries occurred among adolescents as .
Car accidents were the leading cause of death among to year-old males and females in the United States. 33% of deaths among 13 to 19 year olds occurred in car accidents. Almost , teenagers in auto accidents sustained injuries . Car wrecks are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In fact, adolescents are twice as likely as adults are to get into a wreck. The first 18 months after teens get their license are the most dangerous. During that time, new drivers are four times more likely than adults .