Each year over 5,000 teens ages 16 to 20 die due to fatal injuries caused by car accidents, and nearly 400,000 drivers age 16 to 20 will be seriously injured, according to www.car-accidents.com. Why does this happen? The fact that new drivers are easily distracted is a major factor. Mix that with the lack of experience, and it is recipe for disaster. Read the last two causes of fatal teen car accidents, compiled by Reader’s Digest, and teach your young drivers about these causes so that they can avoid them.
7.) Lack of sleep. Nearly half of teens are sleep-deprived, and young drivers cause 55% of fatigue-related crashes.
8.) Driving in the dark. Teens are three times more like to die in a car accident at night then they are during the day. Keep your teen safe by talking to them about responsible driving habits.