The crash and fatality rates for drivers under 21 have improved drastically over the past two decades – more so than for other drivers. Fatal crashes involving a young driver fell 38%, while they increased nearly 8% for drivers 21 and older, and deaths of young drivers fell about 45%, compared to an 11% increase in fatalities for older drivers. Those are the highlights of a new report released earlier this month by GHSA, a nonprofit organization representing state highway safety offices, that analyzed federal data from 2002 to 2021.
Story by Tanya Mohn
October 28, 2023