It can be scary to get behind the wheel when you are learning how to drive and even scarier for parents with a teen driver who is just starting out. Reading this information may not make you feel any better. There are 1.35 million fatal car accidents around the world every year and for the age groups of 5 to 29, it is also the leading cause of death. This map created from the most up to data from the Centers for Disease Control shows the most car fatality deaths within the US.
California has the most car accident deaths per year at over 14,000 across the state. Speed, distracted driving, DWI, and vehicle malfunction all lead to accidents. The Insurance Information Institute says out of those, speed-related crashes cost Americans approximately 40 billion dollars a year. West Virginia is the worst state for fatal car accidents with 90.3 deaths per 100,000 people.