While getting a driver's license is a thrill for most teenagers, this event can come with a lot of mixed emotions for their parents. Parents in Maryland and across the country want nothing more than to see their children grow and become independent, but they also want to protect them. Unfortunately, this can prove difficult when sending young drivers out on the road on their own. As drivers face more distractions than ever before, parents have every right to be concerned. Car accidents are the leading cause of death of young drivers, and distractions are behind a large chunk of these crashes.