It seems that October is the most dangerous month for teen drivers. The third week of October has been named National Teen Driver Safety Week by State Farm, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Congress. State Farm also has set up a teen driving website http://www.betterteendriving.com/ for more information about teen driving.
2017 Update: This updated link from PR Newswire has the same data: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/state-farm-data-shows-that-october-remains-most-dangerous-month-for-teen-crashes-105025624.html
Update: This is the State Farm website for the press release: http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/_pressreleases/2010/october-remains-most-dangerous-month.asp
Parents can play a major role in closing the awareness gap with their teens. According to the survey, those teens whose parents frequently talked with them about safe driving practices have the clearest understanding of what represents risky driving behavior.