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In 2011, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. That year, 2,015 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes. Almost half (45%) of those teen drivers died in the crash. Talk to your kids about traffic safety early and often, before they reach driving age. But don’t stop there: Have conversations with the parents of your kids’ peer groups and compare notes—both are key to your teens’ safety.