AAA: Teen driver fatalities on the rise
Recent statistics from AAA reveal a concerning trend: More teen drivers have been killed in car crashes in the past year than in any year in the last decade.
AAA reports 124 fatalities in car crashes last year, the highest since 2013.
The top five contributors to these accidents are tailgating, distracted driving, speeding, changing lanes, and failure to yield right of way.
Research indicates a significant decrease in the risk of a fatal crash when a parent or guardian is present in the car.