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A Parent's Guide to Teen Driving: The Risks of Teen Drivers

Young drivers have the greatest risk for crashing because of their age and inexperience.

Age

  • Traffic crashes are the #1 cause of death for young people aged 15 - 24.
  • Risk taking behaviours, decision making skills and use of judgement are controlled by the prefrontal cortex (part of the brain). This part of the brain is not fully developed until age 25.
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