In 2011 alone, more than 2,500 teenagers in the United States, between the ages of 16-19 were killed and almost 300,000 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries as a result of vehicular collisions and car wrecks.
In other words, seven teenagers, aged 16 to 19 died every day from injuries sustained in car accidents.
People between the ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S. population, yet they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among all males and 28% ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among all females.
The risk and incidence of vehicular crashes is much higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are practically three times more likely than drivers over 20 to be in a fatal crash.