Motor vehicle collisions continue to be leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 20

May 27, 2010

Motor vehicle collisions are consistently the leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of non-fatal injury for young people ages 15 to 20. In 2009 in Indiana, this age group represented 9 percent of the population, 6 percent of licensed drivers, and 17 percent of drivers involved in collisions. This fact sheet provides an overview of young driver involvement in collisions in Indiana in 2009, including rates of involvement, contributing factors, restraint and alcohol use, and county comparisons.