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Car accidents are the No. 1 killer of teenagers in the United States. Teens who drive with other teens stand a greater chance of having a fatal accident than those who drive alone.

Teen drivers need to get as much experience as possible after getting their learner's permit or driver's license. As a parent, you are in the unique position of being able to give your child proper driving skills. At Drive Safe Sacramento, we are your partners in providing your teen with the knowledge and experience they will need to effectively react to various driving situations. In many states, completing a driver's education class results in lower automobile insurance costs for the teen.  Enroll your child in a driver's education class today!

While many teens are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, other distractions can be just as deadly.  Teen drivers make up only 7% of the driving population, they are involved in 14% of fatal crashes. Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for people ages 15-19. It is important to help your teen become a safe driver. A recent study, which surveyed more than 5,000 high school students, found the following:

  • 90 percent of teens said friends in the car distracted the driver
  • 89 percent of teens said their friends used cell phones while they drove
  • 79 percent of teens said passengers or the driver danced and sang in the car
  • 20 percent of ninth- through 11th-graders have been involved in at least one crash as a passenger in the last year

"The message that teens have gotten is that drinking and driving are a problem, but it's so much more than that.  Distractions are huge." - Dr. Flaura Winston of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.