Road traffic crashes, among the top 10 leading causes of death worldwide, are increasingly recognized as a public health priority.1 Regardless of a country’s licensing policies, novice drivers are at increased risk for crashes.2- 4 In the United States, which allows driving at a relatively young age (14-16 years), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. With increasing awareness of the high motor vehicle crash rates among newly licensed teenaged drivers have come interventions to prevent crashes and reduce their health burden.
Corinne Peek-Asa, Daniel V. McGehee, Beth E. Ebel. Increasing Safe Teenaged DrivingTime to Integrate the Growing Evidence Base. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(8):703–704. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.582