Road crashes continue to be leading cause of death among teenagers. The statistics for motor vehicle crashes and impairment-related crashes among young drivers are alarming.

  • Young people have the highest rates of traffic death and injury per capita among all age groups and the highest death rate per kilometer driven among all drivers under 75 years of age. More 19-year-olds die or are seriously injured than any other age group.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in 55% of those crashes.
  • 16-25 year olds constituted 13.6% of the population in 2010, but made up almost 33.4% of the impairment-related traffic deaths.

For more statistics and related links about Youth and Impaired driving see this link.