- 402 teenage car drivers were killed or injured on UK roads in 2015
- Alarming statistic means that more than seven teenage drivers die or are injured a week
- 17 to 19 year-olds make up only 1.5% of UK licence holders but are responsible for 9% of fatal and serious crashes
- In a first for the UK market, Shotgun - a free app powered by Direct Line - has been launched to tackle these figures head on by rewarding new drivers aged 17-25 for safe driving
Getting behind the wheel of their first car is a rite of passage for most young people. However, it is fraught with risk as one in four teenage drivers will crash in the first year after getting their licence.