Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers, 2014

Services: Analytical studies, Data analysis, Data management, Public safety analysis

Research Area: Public Safety

Motor vehicle collisions remain a leading cause of death for persons 15 to 20 years of age in the United States. In Indiana, there were 84 fatal collisions involving young drivers in 2014, the lowest count in 12 years. A total of 40,460 young drivers (ages 15 to 20) were involved in traffic collisions in 2014. Among these, 88 young drivers were involved in collisions resulting in at least one fatality, of whom 34 were killed.

This fact sheet presents information on young drivers involved in Indiana collisions in 2014, trends from 2010 to 2014, as well as a review of restraint use, alcohol involvement, and other selected factors. The Indiana collision data come from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), current as of March 23, 2015.

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