TEEN CRASH STATS – GET THE FACTS
In 2016, there were 2,082 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle traiffc crashes.
In 2016, 58 percent of all passenger fatalities of 15- to 18-year-old passenger vehicle drivers were unrestrained.
In 2016, almost 20 percent of the teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were drinking.
In 10 percent of fatal crashes involving a teen driver in 2016, the teen driver was distracted at the time of the crash.
In 2016, there were 2,288 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in crashes that involved passenger vehicle teen drivers aged 15 to 18 years old.
Teen Driving, NHTSA-Recommended GDL Provisions and Restrictions, 2016 Data