The threat of injury during the teen years can become all too real when teens begin to drive. These new drivers may be distracted by a text or call, tempted to get a ride from a friend who has been drinking, or simply lack the driving experience to make safe decisions behind the wheel. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death among adolescents, but these dangers can be prevented. As teens learn to drive, they need your guidance to put safety above all else, especially when faced with pressures to use alcohol or drugs. Our online tools and resources can help parents guide their teens to avoid distractions and make safer choices.