In the 2012 Miles To Go report, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute focus on the progress made in reducing teen driver-related crashes since 2005. Key findings from the report include:

  1. Teens behind the wheel and their peer passengers accounted for one in every five deaths to 15- to 19-year-olds in the U.S.
  2. Motor vehicle crashes killed nearly five times as many teens as cancer or poisoning.
  3. From 2005 to 2010, deaths to teens behind the wheel declined 46 percent.

As the second report in an annual series, it follows the 2010 Miles to Go report, which established several metrics and benchmarks on the state of teen driver safety in the United States.