It’s a Fact

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA)

Why You Should Speak Up

  • Each year, more than 5,000 teens (ages 16-20) are killed in passenger vehicle crashes. (Source: NHTSA)

Teens Will Listen

  • Eight in 10 teens say that if a friend told them their driving behavior made their friend feel uncomfortable, they would listen. (Source: Ad Council)

Influence on Friends

  • Nearly 70% of teens say they have a lot or some influence to stop their friends from driving recklessly when they are a passenger. (Source: Ad Council)

Risky Driving Behavior

  • Three in 10 teens say that in the past six months they have been in a situation when their own driving behavior put them at risk. (Source: Ad Council)


  • In 2006, 39% of male drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes were speeding. (Source: NHTSA)

Cell Phones

  • Sixty-two percent of high school drivers say they talk on a cell phone while driving and 24% say that talking on a cell phone is safe. (Source: SADD/Liberty Mutual study)


  • In 2006, 65% of teens involved in fatal crashes were unrestrained. (Source: AAA)

Passengers and Crashes

  • Crash rates increase drastically for 16- and 17-year-old drivers with every additional passenger in the car. (Source: AAA)

Don’t Become a Statistic

  • One out of every five licensed 16-year-old drivers will be in a vehicle crash. (Source: IIHS)

Teen Deaths

  • In 2003, about 44% of all teen deaths were attributed to vehicle crashes - more than triple the number of teen suicides and more than double the number of teen homicide victims. (Source: NHTSA)

SUV Rollovers

  • 16 to 24 year olds are 63% more likely to be involved in a SUV rollover than other drivers. (Source: NHTSA)