The statistics are sobering.
A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetysays states could substantially cut the number of deadly car crashes involving teen drivers if they put more restrictions on licensing teens.
Some examples from the IIHS:
- Delaying the age of licensing drivers by a year to 16 or 17 would cut fatal accidents 13%
- Not allowing teens to drive at night could lead to 20% drop in deadly crashes with teen drivers.
- Banning teenagers from driving with other teens in the car would reduce fatal car collisions by 21%