According to insurance claims data, October remains the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes. Reviewing claims data spanning the last seven years, the highest instance of injury or collision claims filed by 16- and 17-year-old drivers annually spikes nearly 15 percent in October, versus other months of the year.
State Farm evaluated its extensive claims database from 2003 – 2009, and in every year, October continues to register the most claims across the United States and portions of Canada.
Additionally, 70 percent of states show October as being among its top three months for teen accident claims.
Car crashes remain the number one killer of teens and fall is a time that many new drivers hit the roads returning to school, attend homecoming functions and resume other back-to-school busy schedules.