Young Drivers in Fatal Crashes


1eOverallTrafficProblemYoung Drivers

Young drivers are most at risk of being in a collision and they die at higher rates than any other age group. While 15-to-20 year olds represent 8.4 percent of the U.S. population and 6.3 percent of licensed drivers, they accounted for 13.6 percent of the drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes. Speeding is many times associated with young drivers. By far the majority of collisions involving speed are by younger drivers (see table below).

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The Overall Traffic Problem: Traffic Safety