Teenagers | 2013

In the United States, teenagers drive less than all but the oldest people, but their numbers of crashes and crash deaths are disproportionately high. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 2013. [Unpublished analysis of 2008 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Household Travel Survey, General Estimates System, and Fatality Analysis Reporting System]. Arlington, VA. In the United States, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19 year-olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Risk is highest at ages 16-17. In fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds.

Beginning in the mid 1990s, all states have adopted graduated licensing systems, which phase in full driving privileges. National studies of graduated licensing found that strong laws were associated with substantially lower fatal crash rates and substantially lower insurance claim rates among young teen drivers covered by the laws. Strong restrictions on nighttime driving and teen passengers, as well as raising the licensing age, reduced rates of fatal crashes and insurance collision claims. McCartt, A.T.; Teoh, E.R.; Fields, M.; Braitman, K.A.; and Hellinga, L.A. 2010. Graduated licensing laws and fatal crashes of teenage drivers: a national study. Traffic Injury Prevention 11:240-48. Trempel, R.E. 2009. Graduated driver licensing laws and insurance collision claim frequencies of teenage drivers. Arlington, VA: Highway Loss Data Institute.

The following facts are based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

Trends

A total of 2,524 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013. This is 71 percent fewer than in 1975 and 11 percent fewer than in 2012. About 2 out of every 3 teenagers killed in crashes in 2013 were males. Since 1975 teenage crash deaths have decreased more among males (75 percent) than among females (60 percent).

Motor vehicle crash deaths among 13-19 year-olds by gender, 1975-2013
Year Male FemaleTotal*
Number%Number%Number%
1975 6,532 75 2,215 25 8,748 100
1976 6,826 73 2,530 27 9,356 100
1977 6,983 72 2,650 28 9,633 100
1978 7,295 73 2,645 27 9,940 100
1979 7,280 73 2,639 27 9,920 100
1980 6,932 73 2,591 27 9,524 100
1981 6,014 72 2,301 28 8,315 100
1982 5,354 73 1,969 27 7,323 100
1983 4,850 71 1,955 29 6,805 100
1984 4,947 71 2,005 29 6,952 100
1985 4,715 70 2,022 30 6,737 100
1986 5,280 71 2,182 29 7,466 100
1987 5,107 70 2,186 30 7,293 100
1988 5,036 70 2,204 30 7,242 100
1989 4,528 68 2,158 32 6,688 100
1990 4,420 69 1,944 31 6,364 100
1991 3,891 68 1,867 32 5,760 100
1992 3,495 67 1,713 33 5,215 100
1993 3,678 68 1,742 32 5,421 100
1994 3,770 67 1,859 33 5,632 100
1995 3,702 65 1,970 35 5,675 100
1996 3,855 66 1,963 34 5,819 100
1997 3,715 65 2,014 35 5,730 100
1998 3,649 65 1,960 35 5,610 100
1999 3,745 65 2,007 35 5,752 100
2000 3,759 66 1,925 34 5,685 100
2001 3,735 67 1,859 33 5,594 100
2002 3,939 66 2,015 34 5,954 100
2003 3,772 66 1,946 34 5,718 100
2004 3,696 65 1,948 35 5,645 100
2005 3,496 66 1,803 34 5,300 100
2006 3,415 66 1,744 34 5,159 100
2007 3,280 66 1,701 34 4,981 100
2008 2,694 66 1,373 34 4,070 100
2009 2,222 64 1,257 36 3,480 100
2010 2,034 65 1,087 35 3,121 100
2011 1,991 66 1,041 34 3,033 100
2012 1,863 66 972 34 2,837 100
2013 1,644 65 878 35 2,524 100

In 2013, teenagers accounted for 9 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths. They comprised 9 percent of passenger vehicle (cars, pickups, SUVs, and vans) occupant deaths among all ages, 5 percent of pedestrian deaths, 3 percent of motorcyclist deaths, 10 percent of bicyclist deaths and 15 percent of all-terrain vehicle rider deaths.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths as percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths, 2013
Death typeTeen crash deathsCrash deaths for all ages% Teen crash deaths of all crash deaths
Passenger vehicle occupant 1,972 21,268 9
Pedestrian 237 4,735 5
Motorcyclist 120 4,381 3
Bicyclist 74 741 10
All-terrain vehicle riders 48 319 15
Other 73 1,275 6
Total 2,524 32,719 9

Seventy-eight percent of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013 were passenger vehicle occupants. The others were pedestrians (9 percent), motorcyclists (5 percent), bicyclists (3 percent), riders of all-terrain vehicles (2 percent) and people in other kinds of vehicles (3 percent).

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by type and age, 2013
AgePassenger vehicle occupantsMotorcyclists Pedestrians Bicyclists All-terrain vehicle riders Other Total motor vehicle deaths
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%
13 64 65 3 3 12 12 6 6 3 3 10 10 98 100
14 75 6700 17 15 11 10 4 4 5 4 112 100
15 108 63 3 2 31 18 9 5 14 8 7 4 172 100
16 251 81 7 2 22 7 12 4 9 3 8 3 309 100
17 365 83 7 2 41 9 11 2 7 2 11 2 442 100
18 531 79 43 6 54 8 14 2 6 1 22 3 670 100
19 578 80 57 8 60 8 11 2 5 1 10 1 721 100
Total 1,972 78 120 5 237 9 74 3 48 2 73 3 2,524 100

In 2013, the latest year for which data are available, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death among 13-19 year-old males and females in the United States. National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. 2015. Leading causes of death reports, national and regional, 1999 - 2013. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available: http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10_us.html.

Leading causes of death among teenagers by gender, 2013
Cause of death Male FemaleTotal
Motor vehicles 1,662 888 2,550
Suicide 1,538 503 2,041
Homicide 1,291 199 1,490
Malignant neoplasms 460 359 819

Passenger vehicle occupants

In 2013, 56 percent of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers.

Teenage passenger vehicle occupant deaths by age and seating position, 2013
AgeDriver PassengerTotal*
Number%Number%Number%
13 2 3 62 97 64 100
14 7 9 68 91 75 100
15 20 19 88 81 108 100
16 111 44 139 55 251 100
17 189 52 171 47 365 100
18 305 57 223 42 531 100
19 367 63 211 37 578 100
Total 1,001 51 962 49 1,972 100

In 2013, 52 percent of the deaths of teenage passengers in passenger vehicles occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager. Among deaths of passengers of all ages, 14 percent occurred when a teenager was driving.

Passenger vehicle passenger deaths by passenger age and driver age, 2013
Passenger ageDriver AgeAll ages
<13 years 13-19 years 20-24 years 25-29 years 30-59 years 60-69 years ≥70 yearsUnknown
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number
<13 1<1 54 8 108 17 140 22 323 51 10 2 3<1 00 639
13-19 1<1 502 52 223 23 35 4 178 19 11 1 2<1 10 1 962
20-24 00 120 14 460 53 128 15 129 15 9 1 4<1 11 1 861
25-29 00 26 5 142 27 172 32 188 35 2<1 2<1 3 1 535
30-59 00 79 5 172 11 160 11 959 64 85 6 34 2 12 1 1,501
60-69 00 10 3 13 4 16 4 135 37 125 34 66 18 3 1 368
70+ 00 6 1 19 2 9 1 194 24 119 15 457 57 1<1 805
Unknown 0000 2 22 2 22 3 33 1 11 1 1100 9
All ages 2<1 797 14 1,139 20 662 12 2,109 37 362 6 569 10 40 1 5,680

In 2013, belt use among fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-19 (47 percent) was higher than among fatally injured drivers ages 20-59 (41 percent) but lower than among drivers 60 and older combined (62 percent). Among fatally injured 16-19 year-old occupants, belt use among passengers (34 percent) was considerably lower than among drivers (47 percent). Note that belt use among those fatally injured is not always accurately recorded, but it gives an indication of relative belt use rates in serious crashes by age group.

Safety belt use among fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants by age and seating position, 2013
AgeDrivers Passengers
Belt used Unbelted Unknown Belt used Unbelted Unknown
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%
13 1 50 1 5000 26 42 31 50 5 8
14 1 14 6 8600 17 25 46 68 5 7
15 7 35 9 45 4 20 32 36 42 48 14 16
16 49 44 52 47 10 9 49 35 71 51 19 14
17 105 56 74 39 10 5 46 27 100 58 25 15
18 145 48 132 43 28 9 79 35 124 56 20 9
19 157 43 184 50 26 7 78 37 116 55 17 8
20-24 833 39 1,136 53 180 8 263 31 514 60 84 10
25-29 619 38 863 53 153 9 164 31 309 58 62 12
30-59 2,900 43 3,274 49 564 8 552 37 800 53 149 10
60-69 972 57 603 35 129 8 239 65 103 28 26 7
70+ 1,496 65 634 28 168 7 596 74 160 20 49 6

Among passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-19 involved in fatal crashes in 2013, 47 percent were involved in single-vehicle crashes. This was higher than for drivers ages 25 and older (38 percent). 

Passenger vehicle drivers in fatal crashes by age and crash type, 2013
Single vehicle Multiple vehicleAll crashes
Number%Number%Number%
16-19 1,195 47 1,373 53 2,568 100
20-24 2,402 48 2,580 52 4,982 100
25-29 1,720 44 2,146 56 3,866 100
30-59 6,341 39 9,790 61 16,131 100
60-69 1,220 35 2,228 65 3,448 100
70+ 1,126 31 2,506 69 3,632 100

Population and mileage rates

From 1975 to 2013, the rate of passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 people declined by 68 percent for teenagers ages 16-19 (from 47.6 to 15.1), 52 percent for people ages 20-34 (from 38.7 to 18.5), 42 percent for people ages 35-69 (from 20.5 to 11.8), and 21 percent for people 70 and older (from 15.4 to 12.1).

Passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 people by age group, 1975-2013
16-19 years 20-34 years 35-69 years 70+ years
PopulationNumberRatePopulationNumberRatePopulationNumberRatePopulationNumberRate
1975 17,016,355 8,09447.6 50,998,09819,71538.7 74,764,82915,32520.5 14,563,945 2,24915.4
1976 17,194,079 8,45749.2 52,745,00519,84737.6 75,419,92115,12720.1 14,960,120 2,39516.0
1977 17,276,153 8,96851.9 54,497,44821,53039.5 76,203,08315,71020.6 15,401,249 2,38715.5
1978 17,287,835 9,29753.8 55,909,06323,28441.6 77,348,22216,32321.1 15,876,541 2,52415.9
1979 17,242,116 9,24053.6 57,499,19723,99141.7 78,311,10716,07520.5 16,388,617 2,38614.6
1980 17,112,117 8,63750.5 58,814,39123,95740.7 79,111,52216,00220.2 16,897,977 2,37514.1
1981 16,756,984 7,80046.5 60,563,41623,75839.2 79,785,59116,13120.2 17,322,714 2,48714.4
1982 16,280,287 6,50940.0 61,099,52420,84834.1 81,488,90214,49117.8 17,783,888 2,52214.2
1983 15,783,684 6,25339.6 61,840,15419,95532.3 82,861,20414,45917.4 18,233,751 2,57414.1
1984 15,257,750 6,46442.4 62,491,25520,96433.5 84,256,66115,07917.9 18,662,938 2,77014.8
1985 14,969,843 6,27641.9 62,961,15420,83733.1 85,628,41015,26517.8 19,072,785 3,00515.8
1986 14,981,380 7,01746.8 63,115,88922,00834.9 87,205,53715,73618.0 19,463,480 3,23516.6
1987 15,172,917 7,02146.3 63,032,29822,38735.5 88,808,04616,74918.9 19,890,817 3,37617.0
1988 15,159,185 7,24947.8 62,784,73922,36735.6 90,464,40617,50119.3 20,302,280 3,62317.8
1989 14,874,579 6,90646.4 62,494,05621,27334.0 92,250,76217,78019.3 20,719,397 3,63117.5
1990 14,424,509 6,35644.1 62,282,68320,71533.3 94,140,10817,57918.7 21,164,283 3,68817.4
1991 13,935,348 5,71841.0 62,025,75019,07330.8 96,068,11116,36617.0 21,751,897 3,76917.3
1992 13,720,071 5,23138.1 61,427,10017,84629.1 98,214,53916,37716.7 22,321,217 3,83417.2
1993 13,874,164 5,43439.2 60,582,33217,69129.2 100,399,64817,02417.0 22,800,673 4,14618.2
1994 14,128,177 5,77340.9 59,629,35117,67229.6 102,541,52517,51417.1 23,243,845 4,32518.6
1995 14,401,118 5,87440.8 58,712,40717,91130.5 104,712,32818,86918.0 23,693,757 4,50519.0
1996 14,907,191 6,02140.4 57,753,91017,73830.7 106,975,95319,26618.0 24,056,323 4,56319.0
1997 15,257,453 5,94739.0 57,046,56916,84729.5 109,232,42619,70818.0 24,408,817 4,82319.8
1998 15,649,272 5,93837.9 56,421,05316,27128.8 111,331,19520,03118.0 24,793,551 4,80819.4
1999 15,927,464 6,15838.7 55,961,40116,15428.9 113,451,31219,58517.3 25,092,805 4,80619.2
2000 16,192,473 6,04137.3 58,971,70916,44427.9 117,114,73919,96617.0 25,559,879 4,57417.9
2001 16,232,934 5,98336.9 59,465,06616,28427.4 119,060,43620,28717.0 25,797,467 4,64918.0
2002 16,287,999 6,13437.7 60,046,06816,68627.8 120,913,20720,35816.8 26,005,326 4,54317.5
2003 16,344,596 5,74535.1 60,599,35016,32926.9 122,772,57820,79916.9 26,200,946 4,64417.7
2004 16,518,068 5,72434.7 61,003,24016,40126.9 124,762,84820,50916.4 26,337,518 4,35516.5
2005 16,652,533 5,36032.2 61,180,77216,51627.0 126,831,71421,00416.6 26,658,669 4,23715.9
2006 16,996,219 5,27031.0 61,527,21916,23726.4 128,907,36120,15215.6 26,884,798 4,06415.1
2007 17,208,807 4,97028.9 61,623,32215,62425.4 130,500,56619,69615.1 27,135,517 4,00414.8
2008 17,314,417 4,04623.4 61,990,54613,69622.1 131,908,05817,86813.5 27,521,034 3,73913.6
2009 17,404,102 3,62020.8 63,105,88112,33819.6 132,693,70816,67112.6 27,786,270 3,56512.8
2010 17,797,523 3,23418.2 62,649,94712,06619.3 134,995,31416,20412.0 27,832,721 3,63013.0
2011 17,487,207 2,97717.0 63,944,33011,96018.7 136,282,08515,82811.6 28,520,353 3,55212.5
2012 17,216,688 2,91716.9 64,892,52412,49319.3 137,348,71316,52812.0 29,168,003 3,65112.5
2013 17,011,519 2,56815.1 65,640,02512,11418.5 138,145,37016,31311.8 30,095,357 3,63212.1

The rate of deaths per 100,000 people in 2013 peaked at ages 20-24 for male drivers (13.6) and at age 18 for male passengers (6.0). Death rates peaked at age 19 for female drivers (5.2) and at age 18 for female passengers (4.4).

Deaths in passenger vehicles per 100,000 people by seating position, age and gender, 2013
Age Male FemaleTotal
PopulationDriver deathsPassenger deathsPopulationDriver deathsPassenger deathsPopulationDriver deathsPassenger deaths
NumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRate
<13 26,933,664 1 0.0 318 1.2 25,790,056 0 0.0 321 1.2 52,723,720 1 0.0 639 1.2
13 2,158,489 2 0.1 29 1.3 2,059,475 0 0.0 33 1.6 4,217,964 2 0.0 62 1.5
14 2,121,762 5 0.2 40 1.9 2,025,677 2 0.1 28 1.4 4,147,439 7 0.2 68 1.6
15 2,121,923 16 0.8 45 2.1 2,025,522 4 0.2 43 2.1 4,147,445 20 0.5 88 2.1
16 2,125,923 67 3.2 76 3.6 2,032,193 43 2.1 63 3.1 4,158,116 110 2.6 139 3.3
17 2,148,248 133 6.2 93 4.3 2,042,940 56 2.7 77 3.8 4,191,188 189 4.5 170 4.1
18 2,200,703 204 9.3 131 6.0 2,084,906 101 4.8 92 4.4 4,285,609 305 7.1 223 5.2
19 2,249,393 257 11.4 121 5.4 2,127,213 110 5.2 90 4.2 4,376,606 367 8.4 211 4.8
20-24 11,678,965 1,587 13.6 543 4.6 11,116,473 562 5.1 317 2.9 22,795,438 2,149 9.4 860 3.8
25-29 10,959,879 1,175 10.7 324 3.0 10,620,319 460 4.3 211 2.0 21,580,198 1,635 7.6 535 2.5
30-59 62,678,339 4,781 7.6 782 1.2 64,000,702 1,957 3.1 719 1.1 126,679,041 6,738 5.3 1,501 1.2
60-69 15,587,563 1,179 7.6 132 0.8 17,143,155 525 3.1 236 1.4 32,730,718 1,704 5.2 368 1.1
70+ 12,686,751 1,519 12.0 247 1.9 17,408,606 779 4.5 557 3.2 30,095,357 2,298 7.6 804 2.7

The rate of fatal passenger vehicle crash involvements per 100 million miles traveled in 2008 was highest at ages 16-19 for male drivers and at ages 80 and over for female drivers. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 2013. [Unpublished analysis of 2008 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Household Travel Survey, General Estimates System, and Fatality Analysis Reporting System]. Arlington, VA.

Fatal passenger vehicle crash involvements per 100 million miles traveled by driver age and gender, 2008
AgeMale FemaleTotal*
Crash involvementsMilesRateCrash involvementsMilesRateCrash involvementsMilesRate
16-19 2,747 47,101,113,156 5.8 1,292 40,725,999,996 3.2 4,040 87,827,113,152 4.6
20-24 4,193 77,399,337,458 5.4 1,565 72,769,745,568 2.2 5,758 150,169,083,027 3.8
25-29 3,215 67,099,358,786 4.8 1,251 58,685,808,506 2.1 4,467 125,785,167,292 3.6
30-59 12,269 885,054,888,347 1.4 5,676 559,809,444,138 1.0 17,945 1,444,864,332,485 1.2
60-69 2,196 158,220,245,972 1.4 1,014 102,579,182,791 1.0 3,211 260,799,428,763 1.2
70-79 1,502 62,438,473,280 2.4 714 31,872,100,686 2.2 2,217 94,310,573,966 2.4
80+ 996 18,049,881,189 5.5 518 9,557,947,978 5.4 1,514 27,607,829,167 5.5

The rate of nighttime fatal passenger vehicle crash involvements per 100 million miles traveled in 2008 was almost 4 times higher for male drivers ages 16-19 than for male drivers ages 30-59. The corresponding comparison for females yields almost 3 times the rate. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 2013. [Unpublished analysis of 2008 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Household Travel Survey, General Estimates System, and Fatality Analysis Reporting System]. Arlington, VA.

Nighttime (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) fatal passenger vehicle crash involvements per 100 million miles traveled by driver age and gender, 2008
AgeMale Female
Crash involvementsMilesRateCrash involvementsMilesRate
16-19 1,184 7,663,933,983 15.4 446 5,398,409,200 8.3
20-24 2,187 12,530,755,316 17.5 630 9,663,223,642 6.5
25-29 1,597 9,202,553,882 17.4 393 4,810,780,195 8.2
30-59 4,173 102,327,055,851 4.1 1,312 41,436,562,572 3.2
60-69 386 12,203,313,867 3.2 117 5,213,924,030 2.2
70+ 237 3,619,562,393 6.5 58 1,476,546,549 3.9

When teenagers died

In 2013, June, July, and August had higher teenage crash deaths than other months.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by month, 2013
MonthDeaths%
January 176 7
February 148 6
March 191 8
April 217 9
May 199 8
June 260 10
July 249 10
August 241 10
September 207 8
October 218 9
November 216 9
December 202 8
Total 2,524 100

Fifty-four percent of motor vehicle crash deaths among teenagers in 2013 occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by day of week, 2013
Day of weekDeaths%
Sunday 437 17
Monday 296 12
Tuesday 307 12
Wednesday 240 10
Thursday 315 13
Friday 405 16
Saturday 524 21
Total 2,524 100

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013 occurred most frequently from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (17 percent).

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by time of day, 2013
Time of dayDeaths%
Midnight - 3 a.m. 371 15
3 a.m. - 6 a.m. 221 9
6 a.m. - 9 a.m. 227 9
9 a.m. - noon 174 7
Noon - 3 p.m. 231 9
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 418 17
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 438 17
9 p.m. - midnight 426 17
Total* 2,524 100

Alcohol involvement

Young drivers are less likely than adults to drive after drinking alcohol, but their crash risk is substantially higher when they do. This is especially true at low and moderate blood alcohol concentrations (BACs).  Voas, R.B.; Torres, P.; Romano, E.; and Lacey, J.H. 2012. Alcohol-related risk of driver fatalities: an update using 2007 data. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 73(3):341-350. The estimated percentage of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-17 who had BACs at or above 0.08 percent in 2013 was 12 percent, down 71 percent since 1982. Most of this decline took place in the 1980s. This age group experienced the greatest decline in alcohol involvement, compared with a 46 percent decline for drivers ages 18-20, a 22 percent decline for drivers ages 21-30, and a 35 percent decline for drivers older than 30.

Estimated percent and number of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08 percent by age group, 1982-2013
Year16-17 years18-20 years21-30 years>30 years
Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08
NumberNumber%NumberNumber%NumberNumber%NumberNumber%
1982 895 368 41 2,561 1,458 57 6,244 3,948 63 9,861 4,208 43
1983 899 345 38 2,427 1,336 55 6,053 3,859 64 9,845 3,943 40
1984 969 321 33 2,472 1,274 52 6,413 3,885 61 10,337 3,860 37
1985 935 250 27 2,292 1,009 44 6,263 3,659 58 10,441 3,713 36
1986 1,172 336 29 2,464 1,158 47 6,695 3,974 59 11,042 3,887 35
1987 1,192 311 26 2,438 1,004 41 6,802 3,975 58 11,579 4,016 35
1988 1,177 302 26 2,611 1,056 40 6,819 3,991 59 12,145 4,203 35
1989 1,060 234 22 2,476 991 40 6,475 3,675 57 12,401 4,272 34
1990 999 224 22 2,398 974 41 6,152 3,510 57 12,274 4,238 35
1991 902 193 21 2,119 852 40 5,623 3,183 57 11,801 3,993 34
1992 900 165 18 1,797 664 37 5,122 2,759 54 11,639 3,823 33
1993 935 152 16 1,870 643 34 5,065 2,658 52 12,038 3,851 32
1994 1,006 167 17 1,984 632 32 4,975 2,484 50 12,525 3,771 30
1995 1,015 150 15 1,968 575 29 5,081 2,585 51 13,247 4,155 31
1996 1,106 186 17 1,920 583 30 4,989 2,475 50 13,478 4,070 30
1997 1,090 180 17 1,946 594 31 4,775 2,275 48 13,777 4,004 29
1998 1,059 161 15 2,035 607 30 4,577 2,222 49 13,839 3,930 28
1999 1,092 172 16 2,169 677 31 4,653 2,260 49 13,870 3,866 28
2000 999 158 16 2,251 686 30 4,706 2,268 48 13,743 3,997 29
2001 993 132 13 2,254 691 31 4,735 2,358 50 13,790 4,005 29
2002 1,126 155 14 2,326 718 31 4,938 2,462 50 14,006 4,020 29
2003 994 159 16 2,266 699 31 4,852 2,308 48 13,957 3,930 28
2004 969 149 15 2,206 665 30 4,970 2,372 48 13,689 3,743 27
2005 879 132 15 2,106 603 29 5,067 2,492 49 13,809 3,852 28
2006 859 151 18 2,161 680 31 5,159 2,535 49 13,321 3,779 28
2007 775 133 17 1,953 633 32 5,028 2,592 52 12,697 3,675 29
2008 580 91 16 1,712 535 31 4,388 2,327 53 11,528 3,308 29
2009 503 69 14 1,546 540 35 3,870 2,020 52 10,869 3,156 29
2010 410 58 14 1,265 380 30 3,697 1,816 49 10,613 2,914 27
2011 422 78 18 1,300 410 32 3,612 1,747 48 10,193 2,820 28
2012 390 60 15 1,234 376 30 3,748 1,803 48 10,505 2,958 28
2013 300 36 12 1,077 331 31 3,662 1,780 49 10,457 2,944 28

Among fatally injured teenage drivers in 2013, females were less likely than males to have high BACs. Among fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-17, 13 percent of males and 10 percent of females had BACs at or above 0.08 percent. Among fatally injured drivers ages 18-19, 30 percent of males and 16 percent of females had BACs at or above 0.08 percent.

Estimated number and percent of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08 percent by gender and age, 2013
Age Male FemaleTotal*
Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08Drivers killedEstimated drivers with BACs ≥ 0.08
NumberNumber%NumberNumber%NumberNumber%
16-17 200 26 13 99 10 10 300 36 12
18-19 461 140 30 211 33 16 672 173 26
20 295 125 42 110 34 30 405 159 39
21-30 2,677 1,425 53 985 355 36 3,662 1,780 49
31-60 4,706 2,056 44 1,946 472 24 6,652 2,528 38
61-70 1,136 233 21 509 50 10 1,645 283 17
>70 1,427 100 7 733 34 5 2,160 133 6
All ages* 10,927 4,106 38 4,600 988 21 15,530 5,096 33

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