The national effort to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries of young people, ages 15 through 20, has been a success story. Twelve years ago 8,508 young Americans in this age group died in crashes. In 1994, that number has been reduced to 6,226 - a 27% reduction. For alcohol-related fatalities, over 3,000 fewer young people died in 1994 compared to 1982 - a reduction of over 56%. The reasons for these reductions and the reasons why we should continue to emphasize programs that target teenage motor vehicle fatalities are briefly outlined, followed by a series of charts, graphs and bulleted information which describes the fatality trends since 1982. The figures and data contained in this report focus on impaired driving fatal crashes by young people, ages 15 through 20, from 1982 to 1994. The data fall into four categories: youth fatalities; young drivers involved in fatal crashes; young drivers killed; and youth fatalities by alcohol-involvement of young drivers.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 024
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM