In 2019, 4,356 people were killed in crashes involving young drivers (aged 15 - 20). Of these fatalities, 1,603 were young drivers.1 Teenagers contribute to, and suffer from, the consequences of motor vehicle collisions at a disproportionate rate. Teen drivers ages 16 - 19 are nearly three times as likely as drivers aged 20 or older to be in a fatal crash.2 These crashes are preventable. CSN’s Teen Driving Safety 2022 Resource Guide provides more information on proven strategies to increase young driver safety, as well as the safety of all road users.
1 Traffic Safety Facts: 2019 Data, Young Drivers, NHTSA, Jun. 2021, DOT HS 813 130 available at https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/813130
2 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Fatality Facts 2019: Teenagers. Highway Loss Data Institute; March 2021. https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/teenagers