Teen drivers continue to face significant risks on the road and have the highest chance of being killed in a car accident compared to all other age groups. Car accidents continue to be the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that seven drivers between 16 and 19-years-old were killed in car accidents every day in 2010.
According to a new study by the Automobile Association of America, the likelihood of a teen driver being involved in a car crash during the first month of driving without supervision is 50 percent greater than after a year of driving independently.