Teenagers | 2014

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 [Unpublished analysis of 2008 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Household Travel Survey, General Estimates System, and Fatality Analysis Reporting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).

Posted February 2016.

Trends

A total of 2,623 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014. This is 70 percent fewer than in 1975 and 3 percent more than in 2013. About 2 of every 3 teenagers killed in crashes in 2014 were males. Since 1975 teenage crash deaths have decreased more among males (72 percent) than among females (63 percent).

Motor vehicle crash deaths among 13-19 year-olds by gender, 1975-2014
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 1,661 65 880 35 2,543 100
2014 1,797 69 826 31 2,623 100

In 2014, teenagers accounted for 8 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths. They comprised 10 percent of passenger vehicle (cars, pickups, SUVs, and vans) occupant deaths among all ages, 5 percent of pedestrian deaths, 4 percent of motorcyclist deaths, 8 percent of bicyclist deaths and 11 percent of all-terrain vehicle rider deaths.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths as percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths, 2014
Death typeTeen crash deathsCrash deaths for all ages% Teen crash deaths of all crash deaths
Passenger vehicle occupant 2,036 21,102 10
Pedestrian 266 4,884 5
Motorcyclist 152 4,295 4
Bicyclist 56 720 8
All-terrain vehicle riders 37 323 11
Other 76 1,351 6
Total 2,623 32,675 8

Seventy-eight percent of teenage crash deaths in 2014 were passenger vehicle occupants. The others were pedestrians (10 percent), motorcyclists (6 percent), bicyclists (2 percent), riders of all-terrain vehicles (1 percent) and people in other kinds of vehicles (3 percent). The percentage of crash deaths that were passenger vehicle occupants is lowest among ages 13-14 (57 percent) and highest among ages 17-18 (82 percent).

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by type and age, 2014
AgePassenger vehicle occupantsMotorcyclists Pedestrians Bicyclists All-terrain vehicle riders Other Total motor vehicle deaths
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%
13 43 57 4 5 16 21 7 9 3 4 3 4 76 100
14 69 57 4 3 24 20 8 7 6 5 11 9 122 100
15 130 71 4 2 26 14 10 5 7 4 5 3 182 100
16 274 80 8 2 33 10 12 4 2 1 13 4 342 100
17 376 82 16 3 43 9 5 1 9 2 10 2 459 100
18 551 82 39 6 55 8 6 1 6 1 19 3 676 100
19 593 77 77 10 69 9 8 1 4 1 15 2 766 100
Total 2,036 78 152 6 266 10 56 2 37 1 76 3 2,623 100

In 2014, 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 - 2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available: http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10_us.html.

Leading causes of death among U.S. teenagers by gender, 2014
Cause of death Male FemaleTotal
Motor vehicles 1,817 835 2,652
Suicide 1,601 544 2,145
Homicide 1,271 221 2,106
Cancer 473 329 802

Passenger vehicle occupants

In 2014, 60 percent of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants ages 16-19 were drivers.

Teenage passenger vehicle occupant deaths by age and seating position, 2014
AgeDriver PassengerTotal*
Number%Number%Number%
13 1 2 42 98 43 100
14 4 6 65 94 69 100
15 27 21 103 79 130 100
16 129 47 145 53 274 100
17 214 57 161 43 376 100
18 337 61 214 39 551 100
19 388 65 198 33 593 100
Total 1,100 54 928 46 2,036 100

In 2014, 56 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, 2014
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 2<1 27 4 92 15 127 21 323 54 20 3 5 1 4 1 600
13-19 1<1 517 56 194 21 48 5 149 16 6 1 3<1 10 1 928
20-24 00 111 13 450 54 150 18 117 14 6 100 7 1 841
25-29 00 26 5 122 24 160 32 176 35 10 2 1<1 4 1 499
30-59 00 75 5 157 10 197 13 960 63 105 7 28 2 6<1 1,528
60-69 00 11 3 9 2 15 4 150 41 117 32 61 1700 363
70+ 00 3<1 12 2 13 2 209 26 134 17 423 53 3<1 797
Unknown 0000 2 1400 9 6400 1 7 2 14 14
All ages 3<1 770 14 1,038 19 710 13 2,093 38 398 7 522 9 36 1 5,570

In 2014, belt use among fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-19 (48 percent) was higher than among fatally injured drivers ages 20-59 (43 percent) but lower than among drivers 60 and older combined (61 percent). Among fatally injured 16-19 year-old occupants, belt use among passengers (36 percent) was considerably lower than among drivers (46 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, 2014
AgeDrivers Passengers
Belt used Unbelted Unknown Belt used Unbelted Unknown
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%
1300 1 10000 15 36 21 50 6 14
14 1 25 3 7500 27 42 25 38 13 20
15 9 33 15 56 3 11 35 34 60 58 8 8
16 75 58 47 36 7 5 51 35 75 52 19 13
17 101 47 98 46 15 7 53 33 92 57 16 10
18 156 46 151 45 30 9 89 42 104 49 21 10
19 182 47 181 47 25 6 66 33 111 56 21 11
20-24 841 41 1,011 50 183 9 278 33 470 56 93 11
25-29 621 37 908 54 155 9 178 36 274 55 47 9
30-59 2,970 45 3,157 48 505 8 592 39 779 51 157 10
60-69 948 56 634 38 104 6 211 58 127 35 25 7
70+ 1,507 65 683 29 141 6 582 73 164 21 51 6

Among passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-19 involved in fatal crashes in 2014, 46 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, 2014
Single vehicle Multiple vehicleAll crashes
Number%Number%Number%
16-19 1,210 46 1,404 54 2,614 100
20-24 2,262 47 2,582 53 4,844 100
25-29 1,707 43 2,303 57 4,010 100
30-59 6,274 39 9,796 61 16,070 100
60-69 1,288 37 2,179 63 3,467 100
70+ 1,174 32 2,539 68 3,713 100

Population and mileage rates

From 1975 to 2014, the rate of passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 people declined by 67 percent for teenagers ages 16-19 (from 47.6 to 15.5), 53 percent for people ages 20-34 (from 38.7 to 18.3), 43 percent for people ages 35-69 (from 20.5 to 11.6), and 22 percent for people 70 and older (from 15.4 to 12.0).

Passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 people by age group, 1975-2014
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 2,58415.2 65,640,02512,17818.6 138,145,37016,40511.9 30,095,357 3,65612.1
2014 16,903,924 2,61415.5 66,428,67812,17318.3 139,374,83116,21811.6 30,917,945 3,71312.0

The rate of deaths per 100,000 people in 2014 peaked at ages 20-24 for male drivers (12.9) and at age 18 for male passengers (5.9). Death rates peaked at age 19 for female drivers (5.7) and at age 18 for female passengers (4.2).

Deaths in passenger vehicles per 100,000 people by seating position, age and gender, 2014
Age Male FemaleTotal
PopulationDriver deathsPassenger deathsPopulationDriver deathsPassenger deathsPopulationDriver deathsPassenger deaths
NumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRate
<13 26,892,961 0 0.0 287 1.1 25,773,168 0 0.0 313 1.2 52,666,129 0 0.0 600 1.1
13 2,128,187 1 0.0 23 1.1 2,041,159 0 0.0 19 0.9 4,169,346 1 0.0 42 1.0
14 2,164,228 3 0.1 37 1.7 2,068,252 1 0.0 28 1.4 4,232,480 4 0.1 65 1.5
15 2,128,424 19 0.9 57 2.7 2,035,299 8 0.4 46 2.3 4,163,723 27 0.6 103 2.5
16 2,130,938 88 4.1 87 4.1 2,036,296 41 2.0 58 2.8 4,167,234 129 3.1 145 3.5
17 2,138,809 149 7.0 97 4.5 2,045,897 65 3.2 64 3.1 4,184,706 214 5.1 161 3.8
18 2,165,062 243 11.2 127 5.9 2,060,528 94 4.6 87 4.2 4,225,590 337 8.0 214 5.1
19 2,220,790 267 12.0 121 5.4 2,105,604 121 5.7 77 3.7 4,326,394 388 9.0 198 4.6
20-24 11,739,427 1,520 12.9 505 4.3 11,172,747 515 4.6 336 3.0 22,912,174 2,035 8.9 841 3.7
25-29 11,161,389 1,249 11.2 286 2.6 10,826,549 434 4.0 213 2.0 21,987,938 1,683 7.7 499 2.3
30-59 62,837,086 4,745 7.6 786 1.3 64,174,913 1,887 2.9 742 1.2 127,011,999 6,632 5.2 1,528 1.2
60-69 16,127,000 1,153 7.1 131 0.8 17,764,398 533 3.0 232 1.3 33,891,398 1,686 5.0 363 1.1
70+ 13,102,186 1,526 11.6 223 1.7 17,815,759 805 4.5 574 3.2 30,917,945 2,331 7.5 797 2.6

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 2014, June, August, October, and November had higher teenage crash deaths than other months.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by month, 2014
MonthDeaths%
January 170 6
February 135 5
March 216 8
April 200 8
May 209 8
June 253 10
July 228 9
August 263 10
September 209 8
October 255 10
November 274 10
December 211 8
Total 2,623 100

Fifty-three percent of motor vehicle crash deaths among teenagers in 2014 occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by day of week, 2014
Day of weekDeaths%
Sunday 444 17
Monday 310 12
Tuesday 310 12
Wednesday 292 11
Thursday 313 12
Friday 427 16
Saturday 527 20
Total 2,623 100

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014 occurred most frequently from 9 p.m. to midnight (20 percent).

Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths by time of day, 2014
Time of dayDeaths%
Midnight - 3 a.m. 372 14
3 a.m. - 6 a.m. 230 9
6 a.m. - 9 a.m. 254 10
9 a.m. - noon 171 7
Noon - 3 p.m. 263 10
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 399 15
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 390 15
9 p.m. - midnight 532 20
Total* 2,623 100

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 2014 was 15 percent, down 63 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 54 percent decline for drivers ages 18-20, a 25 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, 1982-2014
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 302 31 10 1,079 328 30 3,671 1,788 49 10,492 2,958 28
2014 343 51 15 1,085 287 26 3,631 1,701 47 10,377 2,866 28

Among fatally injured teenage drivers in 2014, females were less likely than males to have high BACs. Among fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers ages 16-17, 17 percent of males and 10 percent of females had BACs at or above 0.08 percent. Among fatally injured drivers ages 18-19, 26 percent of males and 20 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, 2014
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%
16-17 237 40 17 106 11 10 343 51 15
18-19 510 130 26 215 42 20 725 172 24
20 245 88 36 115 27 23 360 114 32
21-30 2,732 1,383 51 898 318 35 3,631 1,701 47
31-60 4,681 1,911 41 1,874 492 26 6,555 2,404 37
61-70 1,091 254 23 532 44 8 1,623 298 18
>70 1,444 129 9 755 35 5 2,199 164 7
All ages* 10,971 3,941 36 4,504 969 22 15,479 4,913 32

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