What driving situations are riskiest?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries—including motor vehicle and traffic accidents—are the leading cause of death for those 15 to 44. The CDC provides information about and for teen drivers and their parents, including at-risk groups and ways to encourage safer teen drivers, as well as overall facts and information about motor vehicle safety.

Understanding and reducing risk among new and experienced drivers is an important focus on NICHD's Health Behavior Branch. You can view findings from Branch research on driving risk. This research also informed the NICHD infographic What Parents Should Know About Distracted Driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers information about risky driving, including distracted driving and speeding.