Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers 2016

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IU Public Policy Institute

Motor vehicle collisions remain a leading cause of death for persons 15 to 20 years of age in the United States. Nationally in 2013 (most recent data available), 1,691 young drivers were killed in collisions, and approximately 177,000 young drivers were injured in motor vehicle collisions (NHTSA, 2015). This fact sheet presents information on young drivers involved in Indiana collisions in 2015, trends from 2011 to 2015, as well as a review of restraint use, alcohol involvement, and other selected factors. Other driver age groups are examined in this fact sheet for purposes of comparison to the young driver group. The Indiana collision data come from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), current as of March 17, 2016.

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