ERIC Number: ED462170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Young Drivers. Traffic Safety Facts, 2000.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document provides statistical information on U.S. traffic accidents involving young drivers. Data tables include: (1) driver fatalities and drivers involved in fatal crashes among drivers 15 to 20 years old, 1990-2000; (2) drivers involved in fatal crashes and driver involvement rates by age group, 2000; (3) drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes, by previous driving record and license status, 2000; (4) driver fatality rates, by age and sex, 1996; (5) involvement of drivers 15 to 20 years old in fatal crashes, 1990 and 2000; (6) alcohol involvement among drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes, 2000; and (7) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by minimum drinking age laws, 1975-2000. According to the data, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 20 years old, although deaths dropped by 10 percent in 2000 from 1990 levels. (EV)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Death, Driving While Intoxicated, Incidence, Late Adolescents, Mortality Rate, Motor Vehicles, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety, Vehicular Traffic
National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NRD-31, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 800-934-8517 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-366-7078; Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States