Speak Up Or Else , a website devoted to informing teen drivers about safe driving, does so with humor and celebrity appearances. Play the clip to view one of the offerings.
Here are a few facts from Speak Up Or Else about teen driving habits.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. ( NHTSA )
Each year, more than 5,000 teens (ages 16-20) are killed in passenger vehicle crashes. (NHTSA)
Eight in ten teens say that if a friend told them their driving behavior made their friend feel uncomfortable, they would listen. ( Ad Council)
Nearly 70 percent of teens say they have a lot or some influence to stop their friends from driving recklessly when they are a passenger. (Ad Council)
Three in ten teens say that in the past six months they have been in a situation when their own driving behavior put them at risk. (Ad Council)
In 2006, 39 percent of male drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes were speeding. (NHTSA)
Sixty-two percent of high school drivers say they talk on a cell phone while driving and 24 percent say that talking on a cell phone is safe. ( SADD/Liberty Mutual study )
In 2006, 65 percent of teens involved in fatal crashes were unrestrained. (Source: AAA )
Crash rates increase drastically for 16 and 17-year-old drivers with every additional passenger in the car. (AAA)
One out of every five licensed 16-year-old drivers will be in a vehicle crash. (IIHS)
In 2003, about 44 percent of all teen deaths were attributed to vehicle crashes - more than triple the number of teen suicides and more than double the number of teen homicide victims. (NHTSA)
Sixteen to 24 year olds are 63 percent more likely to be involved in a SUV rollover than other drivers. (NHTSA)