When a teenager gets a driver’s license and goes out onto the open road for the first time, it’s a milestone all around. For many teens, their first time driving a car is also their first time accepting that much responsibility. Cars can be dangerous, and as a parent, you’re right to be worried.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention noted that over 2,300 teenagers got killed in car accidents in the year 2015. In that same year, 235,845 teens sustained injuries. While accident rates go up and down, there’s one constant: teenagers get into accidents and get hurt more often than full-fledged adults.