Two out of five deaths
among the teens in the United States are the result of a motor vehicle crash.
* In 1999, 5,749 teens died of injuries
caused by motor vehicle crashes. On average, that's one teen death on the nation's roadways every 91 minutes.
* The risk for motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, a 16-year-old driver is seven times more likely to crash than a driver 25 to 29 years old
* In 1999, the economic cost of police-reported crashes (both fatal and nonfatal) involving drivers ages 15 to 20 was about $32 billion.