According to results from the National Young Driver Survey, conducted by State Farm® and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 70 percent of teens have their own vehicle and are twice as likely to crash as teens who share a car with their family1. The study also showed that teens with primary access to vehicles are more likely to use cell phones while driving and to speed, both of which are factors that impact crash risk.

Although it may not be convenient, parents should have their teen share a family vehicle at least for the first six months to one year of driving independently.

To learn more about the research findings, download the full reports below.


  1. State Farm and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, National Young Driver Survey, 2006