October 17, 2021 - October 23, 2021
National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, 2021
National Teen Driver Safety Week
Sunday, October 17, 2021
This week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.
Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States.
- In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver.
- Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.