Spotlight on Highway Safety

GHSA's Spotlights on Highway Safety serve as snapshots of ongoing and emerging traffic safety issues in the states.

Young Drivers and Traffic Fatalities: 20 Years of Progress on the Road to Zero

Young drivers are nearly four times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic crash than their older counterparts, but a GHSA report confirms that crash and fatality rates for drivers under 21 have improved drastically over the past two decades – more so than for other drivers. The report includes an analysis of Fatality Analysis Reporting System data for 2002-2021, identifies the policies and programs responsible for the gains in teen driver safety and makes recommendations for building upon that success.

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