Teenage drivers are still the most likely to crash, according a new study. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) the USA found that teen drivers are 1.6 times more likely to be a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are the likeliest to be a fatal crash. They are more deadly car collisions than even 15- to 17-year-old drivers. The HSA said recent figures show an increase teen driver deaths the 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 the resulting deaths." He added: "The increase teen driver fatal crashes is concerning and [we] are keeping a watchful eye."
The HSA has been working the Ford motor company a special Driving Skills for Life program. This first launched the 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 the Driving Skills Life program, said: "Smart programs that focus teen driving behavior have been very successful helping novice and younger drivers be safer the roads, but we still have more to do." The greatest chance crashing is the first six months teens get their license. It's understandable why parents worry so much their teen passing their driving test.