Category - Teen
5,864 teen drivers ages 15-20 were involved in fatal car accident. An average of nine teens ages 16-19 were killed every day from motor vehicle injuries. 22 in 2016, the car accident fatality rate for male occupants aged 16-19 was twice the rate of their female counterparts. 23 the risk of a fatal car accident is significantly higher in newer teen drivers the fatal crash rate per mile driven is almost twice as high for 16-27-year-olds than for 18-29-year-olds. Teenagers in california get into 50 more drunk driving accidents during the summer. According to the washington regional alcohol program, californian teenagers are 50 more likely to cause traffic accidents while driving drunk during the summer months. How big is the problem? In 2017, 2,364 teens in the united states aged 16-19 were killed, and about 300,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. 1 that means six teens aged 16-19 died every day due to motor vehicle crashes, and hundreds more were injured. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disability to teens in the united states. According to teen driver safety statistics compiled by the national highway traffic safety administration,1,830 young drivers ages 15 to 20 years old died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Research has shown these figures to be consistent throughout the years. From 2005-2009 an average of 1,004 people died every year (2. 5 of all fatalities) from drowsy driver related car accidents. Accident type since 2008 the percentage of fatalities involving drivers has remained the same at roughly half of all road fatalities. Motorcyclist fatalities have also remained at 17 of total fatalities while there has been a slight reduction of passenger fatalities. In 2008, automobile accident statistics show august had the highest number of teen deaths. 55 of fatal teen car accidents occurred on friday, saturday or sunday in 2008. 22 of fatal teen auto crashes occurred between 9 pm and midnight in 2008. Teens aged 15-20 without driver education are responsible for 91 of teen driver crashes. (oregon dot, 2018) in the us, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for drivers ages 16-19 is nearly triple the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Night driving statistics show that teens are far more likely to be in serious driving accidents at night. Driving at night can be very different from driving during the day.