The number one cause of death for teen drivers remains auto crashes. According to a new report by Yahoo News, in 2013, more than 2,600 teen drivers and passengers between the ages of 15 and 19 perished in automobile accidents, while another 130,000 ere injured. The statistics were supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to a survey commissioned by Michelin, parents are the most influential people in a teen driver’s life. And, that being the case, parents need to be careful of the example that they set when they get behind the wheel. Drinking and texting while driving are two areas where parents need to be well aware of their own actions. The NHTSA notes that the most dangerous behaviors exhibited by teen drivers include the use of alcohol, distracted driving (texting, eating, talking with friends), and speed. And, the presence of other teens in the car makes a teen driver 2.5 to three times more likely to engage in high risk behavior. Another high risk behavior, driving without a seatbelt is a factor in more than half of teen accident fatalities. The report concludes that parents need to talk with their children and set rules up-front. Teen drivers are overrepresented in crashes and fatalities because they’re inexperienced; the most important thing that parents can do is just be involved.