Teen Driver Crashes: 1994-2013

Previous research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown that teenage drivers have higher rates of crashes per driver and per mile driven than drivers of any other age group. While most past research has focused on teen driver crash involvements and on the deaths of teenage drivers and their passengers, AAA Foundation research has also shown that per licensed driver and per mile driven, teen drivers are also more likely than drivers of any other age group to be involved in crashes that result in injuries to or deaths of other people outside of their vehicle such as occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists. Research by AAA found that between 1998 and 2007, nearly one third of people killed in crashes involving drivers aged 15 – 17 were people outside of the teen driver’s vehicle. This study investigates the changes and trends in the number of teenage drivers aged 15 –19 involved in police-reported crashes each year for the 20-year period from 1994 through 2013, and also quantifies the number of those drivers, their passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and non-occupants such as pedestrians and bicyclists who were injured and killed in crashes involving teenage drivers over the study period.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p

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  • Accession Number: 01569014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2015 3:48PM