Claims News Service, Nov. 7, 10:34 a.m. EST — The Allstate Foundation has released a comprehensive report on teen driving, featuring an in-depth study of teen attitudes complemented by recent discoveries from adolescent-development experts. The debut of the report, "Chronic: A Report on the State of Teen Driving," also marks the Foundation's launch of a new multi-year program addressing teen motor-vehicle crashes.

The report notes that, despite improvements in roadways, safer cars, and restrictive driving laws, the number of teen deaths attributed to motor-vehicle crashes has remained consistent at nearly 6,000 fatalities per year for the past 10 years. In addition, each year, more than 300,000 teens are injured as a result of a teen crash. Among 16-year-old drivers, the leading cause of fatal crashes is driver error (77 percent), followed by speeding (38 percent) and alcohol (less than 25 percent).

The study's findings help decipher attitudes teens have about driving, as further reflected in a recent teen survey conducted by The Allstate Foundation. A sampling of teen attitudes that emerged from the study includes:

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