Teen Driver Information
Legislation was initiated by the Illinois Secretary of State to improve teen driving laws with the goal of reducing traffic crashes and fatalities involving young drivers and was signed into law by the Governor. This law will not only make the Illinois Teen Driver program one of the strongest in the nation, but more importantly, it will save lives.
Some Sobering Statistics
- 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age
- 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving
- 56% of teenagers rely on their parents to learn how to drive
- Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident
- Death rates increase with each additional passenger
- When parents are involved drivers are more likely to wear seat belts
- 1 in 5 of 16-year-old drivers has an accident within their first year of driving
- More than 40% of teen auto deaths occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Crash risk for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit
- Approximately 33% of deaths among 13 to 19-year-olds occurred in motor vehicle crashes
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