Louisiana State Police works with the Sudden Impact program in an effort to decrease the number of fatal crashes teenagers are involved in.

Katie Broussard with Women's and Children's Hospital, who work with Sudden Impact, said presentations are made at schools, including a mock crash. The message, Broussard said, comes across clearly.

Distracted driving plays a role in the number of crashes involving "novice drivers," Broussard said. It's not just the cell phone, but "having their friends in the car with them can be just as distracting if not more distracting," Broussard added.

Probably the most simple solution to avoiding a fatality in a crash, though, is wearing a seat belt.