Traffic Safety Facts 2014 Data: Young Drivers

In 2014, there were 1,717 young drivers 15 to 20 years old who died in motor vehicle crashes, an increase of 1 percent from 1,697 in 2013. Additionally, an estimated 170,000 young drivers were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, a decrease of 4 percent from 177,000 in 2013. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds, according to the most recent data available (2014) from the National Center for Health Statistics. There were 214.1 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2014. Young drivers accounted for 5.5 percent (11.7 million) of the total, a 7-percent decrease from the 12.6 million young drivers in 2005. Population for this age group decreased from 2005 to 2014 by 0.9 percent. This fact sheet presents information on young driver fatalities 2005-2014; involvement in fatal crashes by gender, 2005 and 2014, and by age group, 2014; restraint use; motorcycle fatalities and injuries; alcohol involvement in fatal crashes; and fatalities by state.


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  • Accession Number: 01605752
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 278
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2016 10:13AM