Over the years, we've heard a lot of tropes about both teen drivers and the elderly. There are very real challenges to safe driving in either age group.
When it comes to crash-worthiness, technology and innovation have made a big difference over the past few years. That means that newer cars often have features that help make them safer to drive. Moreover, research has shown that larger vehicles are safer in crashes than very small cars.
Teen drivers are both youthful and inexperienced. Immaturity, impulsivity and other factors make it harder for teens to drive safely. Moreover, lack of experience in driving can increase the overall chances of a collision. This may be why motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers.