Teenage drivers are the most likely to crash. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) in the USA said teens are 1.6 times likelier to be in a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are most at risk. The HSA said teen driver deaths are increasing. The HSA said there is still a lot to do to reduce teen driver crashes and deaths. He added: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is [worrying] and [we] are keeping a watchful eye."
The HSA created a special Driving Skills for Life program. It is in 35 countries worldwide. It helps new drivers learn about road dangers and safe driving. A Driving Skills for Life spokesman said: "Programs that focus on teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping [new] and younger drivers be safer." The biggest risk for teens is in the first six months after they get their license. It's easy to understand why parents of teens worry a lot.