ERIC Number: ED474518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Traffic Safety Facts, 2001: Young Drivers.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.; National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA), 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, 1991-2001; (2) drivers involved in fatal crashes and driver involvement rates by age group, 2001; (3) drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes, by previous driving record and license status, 2001; (4) alcohol involvement among drivers 15 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes, 2001; and (5) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by minimum drinking age laws, 1975-2001. According to the data, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds, although deaths dropped by 1 percent in 2001 from 1991 levels. (HTH)
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.; National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States