Good news presented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Company:

The number of teen driver-related fatalities has dropped by almost half in the last six years, and the number of teen passengers killed in crashes involving teen drivers fell 30 percent in the United States from 2008 to 2011, a new national safety study reported Thursday.

On the other hand, the report on teen drivers found that texting, email, speeding and drinking remain deadly distractions.


Those things will continue to be deadly distractions for any driver at any age.  There was more positive news from this report:

54 percent of teen passengers reported that they always used seat belts.


Only 54%?