Teen Driver Safety Week is a nationally dedicated week to create awareness and education on the importance of safe driving. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fatality for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. This week – and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These conversations should address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or lack of safety belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers. Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens’ choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.