Teen Driving Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of American teens. On average, more than 10 teens are killed in the United States each day as a result of motor vehicle crashes. In 2009 alone, more than 5,600 people lost their lives in crashes involving young drivers ages 15 to 20. More than 2,300 of these deaths were young drivers, and more than 1,400 were passengers of young drivers. Since 2000, nearly 81,000 people have been killed in the United States as a result of crashes involving teen drivers.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a sponsor of the STANDUP Act, speaks at a press conference announcing the bill's introduction in March 2011 surrounded by lawmakers and parents who have lost children in teen crashes.
For more information about GDL laws and the STANDUP Act, please visit the SafeRoads4Teens Coalition.