Teen Driving Safety Guide with Life360

Driving Safety infographic with details outlined in blog content

Life360 prioritizes the safety and well-being of teenagers behind the wheel. As parents, we understand that driving is an exciting milestone in our teens lives – unfortunately, it also comes with many risks and responsibilities. 

In this blog and with our informational infographic, we aim to shed light on the potential hazards that young drivers may face. From discussing common driving risks to sharing essential safety tips, our goal is to equip both teens and parents with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the road safely. 

View our educational infographic here.

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Teen Car Accident Statistics

Most Recent Available Data from 2021

  • 25% of teens were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident
  • 15% of fatal accidents among young drivers involved alcohol
  • 16% of fatal accidents involved distracted driving
  • 2 of 3 teenagers killed in car accidents are male
  • 3058 young drivers died in fatal car accidents
  • 5,037 young drivers were involved in fatal car accidents

Teen Car Accident Risk Factors

Teens and young drivers are more at risk of getting into car accidents than their adult counterparts. These risk factors include:

  • Inexperience
  • Immaturity
  • Anxiety while driving
  • Peer pressure
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence

Risky Teen Driving Behaviors

As teens and young adults have yet to fully develop, they tend to engage in a number of risky behaviors that adult drivers are less prone to. These risky behaviors behind the wheel include:

  • Drinking
  • Smoking marijuana
  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone  
  • Driving at night
  • Riding with other teens in the car
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Having only one hand on the steering wheel
  • Skipping stop signs and red lights
  • Exceeding the speed limit

Accident Prevention Tips for Teen Drivers

  • Never drive under the influence
  • Adhere to the rules of the road, even if no one is around
  • Drive the speed limit
  • Avoid distractions while behind the wheel
  • Have two hands on the steering wheel at all times

Protect Your Teens with Life360

Life360 is not only a family safety app – our driving safety features save lives with:

Don’t leave your teen alone on the road. For peace of mind, put Life360 in the passenger seat.


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