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