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MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH DATA / STATISTICS

In Nebraska, during 2013, 211 people died and 16,083 were injured in traffic crashes.

One crash occurred every 17 minutes.

Forty-four (44) people were injured each day in motor vehicle crashes in Nebraska during 2013 and one (1)person was killed every 42 hours.

Motor vehicle crashes cost Nebraska over $727,236,000 in 2013 utilizing the 2012 National Safety Council calculable costs of motor vehicle crashes.

One in every 46 licensed drivers in Nebraska will be involved in a motor vehicle collision each year.

The following topics have information and/or statistics listed below:

  • Alcohol-Related

  • Animal-Involved Vehicle Crashes

  • ATV and Other Off-Road Vehicles

  • Bicycle

  • Cell Phone

  • Children/Child Passenger Safety

  • Cost Estimate

  • County/State Data/Priority Counties

  • Distracted Drivers

  • Nebraska DMV Annual Reports

  • Licensed Drivers

  • Miscellaneous - Window Tint - Move Over Law

  • Motorcycle/Moped

  • Pedestrian

  • Safety Belt/Occupant Protection

  • Speed-Related

  • Older Drivers

  • Traffic Crashes/Fatalities/Injuries/Unpaved Roads/Work Zones

  • Train

  • Vehicle Registration

  • Young Drivers

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    NEBRASKA MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH DATA AND STATISTICS:

    ALCOHOL-RELATED Click for Additional Information

  • Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Statistics 1993-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Crashes - 1998-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Crashes Per 100 Million Miles - 1993-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Crashes By Month - 2007-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Crashes/Fatalities vs. All Fatal Crashes/Fatalities - 2007-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes Per 100 Million Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Fatalities vs. All Fatalities - 1990-2013

  • Alcohol-Related Fatalities Per 100 Million Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • Cost Estimate For Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Drivers Involved in Alcohol-Related Crashes vs. DUI Arrests - 2002-2013

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Arrests vs. Convictions - 2003-2013

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Offenses - 2003-2013

  • Fatal Crashes Per 100 Million Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • Fatalities Per 100 Million Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • History of Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes - 1975-2013

  • Liquor Law Offenses - 2000-2012

  • Traffic Fatalities vs. Fatal Crashes - 1990-2013

  • State and County Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in Alphabetical Order)

  • State and County Drivers (Ages 16 thru 20) Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in
        Alphabetical Order)

  • Department of Motor Vehicles Annual Report (Licensed Drivers, Revocations, Suspensions,     Administrative License Hearings)

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Alcohol-Impaired Driving - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • High BAC Laws - 2008

  • State Alcohol-Impaired Driving Estimates - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

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    ANIMAL-INVOLVED VEHICLE CRASHES   Click for Additional Information

     

  • Animal-Involved Crashes by County - 2002-2013

  • Animal/Motor Vehicle Crashes by Animal Type - 2003-2013

  • Cost Estimate for Animal-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Motor Vehicle vs. Deer Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Reported Animal/Motor Vehicle Crashes by Injury Type - 2003-2013

  • Deer-Vehicle Collision Information Kit

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    ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV) AND OTHER OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Crash Data - 2004-2013

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility-Type Vehicle Laws

    For additional information on ATVs click on:

    ATV Safety Information - United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

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    BICYCLE

  • Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Fatalities/Injuries  - 1990-2013

  • Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2000-2013

  • NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Bicycle Helmet Use Laws - 2008

  • Bicyclists and Other Cyclists -  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Walk and Bike Safely Curriculum
       

  • For additional information on Biking in Nebraska,
        Click on Nebraska Department of Roads
        Under the Community Services tab, select Biking and Hiking Information for a guide, brochure
        and maps.

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Motorcycle and bicycle use laws - August 2013

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    CELL PHONE

    Click Topic for Additional Information

  • Drivers Involved in Distracted Driving Crashes - 2002-2013

  • Drivers Involved in Traffic Crashes with Cell Phone Distractions - 2002-2013

  • Mobile Phone Distractions in Teen Crashes By Ages 15-19 - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Cell Phone Distractions in Traffic Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens, Other Drivers and All Drivers - 2002-2013

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens to Other Drivers - 2002-2013

  • National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior - 2011

  • NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Driver Electronic Device Use - 2008, 2010, 2012

  • Four High-Visibility Enforcement Demonstration Waves in Connecticut and New York Reduce
        Hand-Held Phone Use -
    2011

  • National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior - 2011

    Link to "From One Second to the Next" - Safety Video about the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Cellphone and texting laws - August 2013

     

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    CHILDREN/CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY  Click Topic for Additional Information

  • Child Restraint Convictions - 2003-2013

  • Children (Ages 0-10) Killed in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Children (Ages 0-15) Killed in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Child Restraint Usage Rate - 2003-2013

  • Child Restraint & Safety Belt Observed Usage Rates - 2004-2014

  • NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Children -  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Status Report:
    Boosters Reach Milestone - Nearly All New Seats Provide Good Belt Fit
    - October 25, 2012

    IIHS News Release:
    Boosters Improve: Most New Seats Provide Good Belt Fit - October 25, 2012

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Safety belt and child restraint laws - August 2013

     

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    COST  ESTIMATE

  • Cost Estimate for Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Animal-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Motorcycle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

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    COUNTY/STATE DATA/PRIORITY COUNTIES

  • Priority Counties for Fiscal Year 2014

  • Priority Counties for Fiscal Year 2015

  • State and County Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in Alphabetical Order)

  • State and County Drivers (Ages 16-20) Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in
        Alphabetical Order)

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    DISTRACTED DRIVERS Click for Additional Information

  • Drivers Involved in Distracted Driving Crashes - 2002-2013

  • Drivers Involved in Traffic Crashes with Cell Phone Distractions - 2002-2013

  • Mobile Phone Distractions in Teen Crashes By Ages 15-19 - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Cell Phone Distractions in Traffic Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens, Other Drivers and All Drivers - 2002-2013

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens to Other Drivers - 2002-2013

  • Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Do Not Let Distraction Take Your Life Away - Nebraska Safety Facts 2011

    Governor's Highway Safety Association:

  • 10 Tips for Managing Driver Distractions

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Driver Electronic Device Use - 2008, 2010, 2012

  • Teen Distracted Driver Data - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • What is Distracted Driving? - 2011

    Understanding the distracted brain - Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior - National Safety Council - April 2012

    Using electronic devices while driving is a serious safety problem - April 2013

    "Fatal Distractions" Demonstration Video - 4/13/12   Filmed and produced by Journalism 2 students at Papillion-La Vista South High School in Papillion, Nebraska.

    Link to "From One Second to the Next" - Safety Video about the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    The Under-Reporting of Cell Phone Involvement in Fatal Car Crashes - National Safety Council

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month - National Safety Council

     

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    LICENSED DRIVERS

  • Convictions on Driver's Records - 2003-2013

  • Licensed Drivers (Ages 65 & Older) - 2003-2013

  • Licensed Drivers (Ages 80 & Older) - 2003-2013

  • Licensed Drivers By County - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Licensed Drivers By Type Of License/Permit - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Motor Vehicle Licensed Drivers - 1960-2013, 1990-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Licensed Drivers Male vs. Female - 2003-2013

  • School Permit Drivers by County - 2003-2013

  • School Permit Drivers (Ages 14-15) - 2003-2013

       More licensed driver information can be found by clicking on Nebraska DMV Annual Reports
       Go to Table of Contents and locate the page for the Driver Licensing Services section

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    MISCELLANEOUS - WINDOW TINT - "MOVE OVER" LAW

  • Convictions on Driver Records - 2003-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes - Unpaved Roads by Severity - 2003-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes - Work Zone - All Roadways - 2003-2013

  • Sunscreen and Tinting Vehicle Window Restrictions

  • Nebraska "Move Over" Law Penalties

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    MOTORCYCLE/MOPED   Click for Additional Information

  • Information Packet 2013 - Motorcycle Helmets

  • Cost Estimate for Motorcycle Crashes - 2013

  • Motorcycle Fatalities - 1982-2013

  • Motorcycle Fatalities and Injuries - 1990-2013

  • Motorcycle Fatalities vs. Registrations - 1990-2013

  • Motorcycle Fatalities per 10,000 Motorcycle Registrations - 1990-2013

  • Motorcycle Helmet Use Rates - 2000-2013

  • Motorcycle Licensed Drivers - 1990-2013

  • Motorcycle Licensed Operators (All Age Groups vs. 20 & Under) - 2013

  • Motorcycle Registrations - 1990-2013

  • Motorcycle Registrations vs. Licensed Drivers - 1986-2013

  • Motorcycle Statistics - 1998-2013

  • Motorcycle Training - 1990-2013

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:
  • Determining Estimates of Lives and Costs Saved by Motorcycle Helmets - 2011

  • Fatally Injured Motorcycle Operators by License Status - 2008

  • Motorcycles - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws - 2008

  • Motorcycle Helmet Use - Overall Results - 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Motorcyclist Injured in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes -  2009

  • How to Identify Unsafe Motorcycle Helmets

  • Motorcycle Helmet Compliance Check - Motorcycle Industry, Inc.

  • Motorcycle Helmet List meeting U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Standards

    New:  Motorcycle Helmets Associated with Lower Risk of Cervical Spine Injury: Debunking the Myth

    New:   Helmet Use Among Motorcyclists Who Died in Crashes and Economic Cost Savings Associated With State Motorcycle Helmet Laws - United Stated, 2008-2010 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 2012

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Motorcycle and bicycle use laws - August 2013

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Current U.S. Motorcycle Helmet Laws - September 2013

     

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    PEDESTRIAN

     
  • Pedestrians Killed/Injured in Traffic Crashes - 1990-2013

  • Pedestrians Killed/Injured in Traffic Crashes - All Ages - 2001-2013

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Pedestrians - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    NHTSA Curriculum:

  • Walk and Bike Safely Curriculum

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    SAFETY BELT/OCCUPANT PROTECTION   Click for Additional Information

  • Child Restraint & Safety Belt Observed Usage Rates - 2004-2014

  • County Observed Unweighted Safety Belt Use - 2004-2014

  • Observed Statewide Safety Belt Usage Rates - 1985-2014

  • Safety Belt Facts - 2013

  • Safety Belt Usage Rate vs. Death Rate - 1985-2014

  • Safety Belt Use in Fatality Crashes by County - 1993-2013

  • Safety Belt Use in Fatality Crashes by Year - 1993-2013

  • Safety Belts vs. Not Used in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2008-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Occupant Fatalities Used vs. Not Used - 2008-2013

  • Nebraska vs. United States Observed Safety Belt Usage Rates - 1990-2014

  • NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Occupant Protection - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Seat Belt Use - Demographic Results - 2008

  • Seat Belt Use - Use Rates - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

  • Seat Belt Use - Overall Results - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Safety belt and child restraint laws - August 2013

    Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Seat Belt Fact Sheet: Medical Charges 2008-2012

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    SPEED-RELATED   Click for Additional Information

     

  • Nebraska Speeding Violations and Fine Information

  • Fatal/Injury Speed-Related Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Interstate (Rural & Urban) Fatal Crashes & Fatalities - 1968-2013

  • Interstate (Rural & Urban) Injury Crashes Only - 1968-2013

  • Rural Interstate Fatal Crashes & Fatalities - 1968-2013

  • Rural Interstate Injury Crashes Only - 1968-2013

  • Urban Interstate Fatal Crashes & Fatalities - 1968-2013

  • Urban Interstate Injury Crashes Only - 1968-2013

  • State and County Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in Alphabetical Order)

  • State and County Drivers (Ages 16-20) Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in
        Alphabetical Order)

  • Speeding and Stopping Distances

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Speeding - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Rural/Urban Comparison - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyMaximum posted speed limits - August 2013

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    OLDER DRIVERS  Click for Additional Information

     

  • Fatal Crashes Involving Drivers Ages 80 & Older - 2002-2013

  • Licensed Drivers (Ages 65 & Older) - 2003-2013

  • Licensed Drivers (Ages 65-74/Ages 75 & Older) - 2003-2013

  • Licensed Drivers (Ages 80 & Older) - 2003-2013

  • Older Population by Driver (Ages 65-74) - Involved in Fatal and Injury Crashes - 2000-2013

  • Older Population by Driver (Ages 75 & Older) - Involved in Fatal and Injury Crashes - 2000-2013

  • Older Population by Driver (Ages 80 & Older) - Involved in Fatal and Injury Crashes - 2002-2013

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Older Population - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Older drivers: licensing renewal provisions - August 2013

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    TRAFFIC CRASHES/FATALITIES/INJURIES

     
  • Annual Passenger Vehicle Injury Crashes and Injury Rates -1983-2013

  • Annual Vehicle Miles By County - Nebraska - 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

  • Fatal Crashes Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • Fatality Rate Per 100 Million Vehicles Miles Traveled - 1993-2013

  • Farm Vehicle-Related Crashes - 2004-2013

  • Motor Vehicles Crashes Per 100 Million Miles - 1990-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Fatalities -1990-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Injuries -1990-2013

  • Motor Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crashes in Work Zones - 2003-2013

  • Nebraska Non-Fatal Motor Vehicle Injury Crashes 2011-2013

  • Traffic Crashes Incidence and Severity Chart -1981-2013

  • Traffic Fatality History & Breakdown by Month -1936-2014

  • Traffic Fatalities/Fatal Crashes -1983-2013

  • Statewide Standard Summary of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents - 2000, 2001, 2002,
        2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • State/County Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in Alphabetical Order)

  • State/County Drivers (Ages 16-20) Traffic Records Data - 2009-2013 (Counties in
        Alphabetical Order)

  • Fatality Toll Comparison - Daily Count - 2010 to 2014
  • Unpaved Roads By Severity - Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

    Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Adverse Weather Related Crashes in Nebraska: Be Ready for Snow

  •     - CODES Traffic Safety Facts 2011
  • Glare-Related Crashes in Nebraska - CODES Traffic Safety Facts 2011

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Large Trucks - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Overview - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Passenger Vehicles - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • School Transportation-Related Crashes -  2002-2011, 2003-2012

  • State Traffic Data - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

    SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS - The Bus Is Your Best Bet - August 2014 Newsletter - NHTSA

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Restrictions on riding in cargo areas of pickup trucks - June 2013

    Work Zone Fatalities by State/Totals - NHTSA - 2011

    Highway Work Zone Safety - CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Work Zone Fatalities - The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse

     

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    TRAIN

  • Motor Vehicle/Train Grade Crossing Crashes - 2000-2013
  • Operation Lifesaver Nebraska - Website

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    VEHICLE REGISTRATION


    Registered Motor Vehicles - 1913-2013
  • Registered Motor Vehicles - 1990-2013


  •    For additional information on Nebraska Motor Vehicle Registration
       Click on Nebraska DMV Annual Reports - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
       Go to Driver and Vehicle Records Division, Total Vehicles Registered

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    YOUNG DRIVERS   Click for Additional Information


    Nebraska's Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL) Law

    Graduated Licensing Law Statistics by Age in Fatal and Injury Crashes: Ages 16 & 17, 18 &19,
    20 & 16 thru 20
    - 1993-2013

    Graduated Licensing Law Statistics by Age in All Crashes: Ages 16 &17, 18 &19, 20 & 16 thru 20 - 1993-2013

  • Teen Driver Facts -  2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2013

  • Cost Estimate for Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes -2013


  • Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Drivers (Ages 15-19) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Drivers (Ages 16-20) Involved in Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Fatal & Injury Crash Rate (Ages 16 to 20) - 2003-2013

  • Fatal & Injury Alcohol Crash Rate (Ages 16 to 20) - 2003-2013

  • School Permit Drivers by County - 2003-2013

  • School Permit Drivers (Ages 14-15) - 2003-2013

  • State and County Drivers (Ages 16-20) Traffic Records Data - (Alphabetical Order) - 2009-2013

  • Cell Phone Related Traffic Crashes Involving All Drivers vs. Teen Drivers - 2002-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Mobile Phone Distractions in Traffic Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Mobile Phone Distractions in Teen Crashes By Age - 2003-2013

  • Teen Crashes (Ages 19 & Under) Crashes Per 100 Million Miles - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 19 & Under) Alcohol-Related Crashes Per 100 Million Miles - 2003-2013


  • Teen Drivers Only (Ages 15-19) Alcohol-Related Crashes/Fatalities vs. All Fatal Crashes/Fatalities -2007-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 14-15) Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 14-15) Fatalities and Injuries Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15–18) All Crashes vs. Injury Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 19-22) All Crashes vs. Injury Crashes - 2003-2013

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Compared to All Other Licensed Drivers - 2013

  • Total Crashes Involving 16-Year-Old Drivers - 2003-2013

    NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:

  • Young Drivers - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

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