Teenage drivers are still most likely to crash, according to new study. Highway Safety Association (HSA) in USA found that teen drivers are 1.6 times more likely to be in traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are the likeliest to be in fatal crash. They are in more deadly car collisions than even 15- to 17-year-old drivers. HSA said recent figures show increase in teen driver deaths for first time since 2006. HSA spokesman Jonathan Adkins said: "This report drives home the message that there is still much to do to reduce teen driver fatal crashes and resulting deaths." He added: " increase in teen driver fatal crashes is concerning and [we] are keeping watchful eye."
HSA has been working with Ford motor company in special Driving Skills for Life program. This first launched in USA and has since expanded to 35 countries worldwide. It helps new drivers recognize road hazards and teaches them how to be safer drivers. Jim Graham, Global Manager for Driving Skills for Life program, said: "Smart programs that focus on teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping novice and younger drivers be safer on roads, but we still have more to do." greatest chance of crashing is in first six months after teens get their license. It's understandable why parents worry so much about their teen passing their driving test.