The national effort to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries of young people, ages 15 through 20, has been a success story. Eleven years ago 8,508 young Americans died in crashes. In 1993, that number has been reduced to 5,905, a reduction of 30%. For alcohol-related fatalities, over 3,000 fewer young people died in 1993 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 1993. 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: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 102
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1996 12:00AM