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Highway Statistics 2007

Fatalities by 100 Mil VMT by Age

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Percent of Drivers by Age Group Percent of Vehicle Miles of Travel Percent of Fatalities by Age
  Pct of Drivers   Pct of VMT   Pct of Driver Fatalities   Driver Fatalities per 100 million VMT
16-19 0.054536 16-19 3.60% 16-19 10.51% 16-19 3.29
20-24 0.078358 20-24 7.60% 20-24 13.75% 20-24 2.07
25-29 0.092289 25-29 9.70% 25-29 9.82% 25-29 1.15
30-34 0.110659 30-34 11.80% 30-34 8.74% 30-34 0.84
35-39 0.106511 35-39 12.30% 35-39 9.16% 35-39 0.85
40-44 0.116027 40-44 13.10% 40-44 9.11% 40-44 0.79
45-49 0.092802 45-49 10.40% 45-49 7.53% 45-49 0.82
50-54 0.088404 50-54 9.80% 50-54 6.61% 50-54 0.77
55-59 0.06602 55-59 6.40% 55-59 4.84% 55-59 0.86
60-64 0.054468 60-64 5.10% 60-64 3.76% 60-64 0.83
65-69 0.046136 65-69 3.60% 65-69 3.26% 65-69 1.03
70-74 0.040673 70-74 2.60% 70-74 3.34% 70-74 1.45
75-79 0.029601 75-79 1.70% 75-79 3.83% 75-79 2.63
80-84 0.016667 80-84 0.07% 80-84 2.90% 80-84 4.52
85+ 0.006848 85+ 0.20% 85+ 2.19% 85+ 11.12

 

Exposure and Crash Rates
  Millions of Drivers Pct of Drivers Pct of VMT Pct of Driver Fatalities Driver Fatalities per 100 million VMT
16-19 10159207 0.054536 3.6 10.51 3.29
20-24 14596858 0.078358 7.6 13.75 2.07
25-29 17192025 0.092289 9.7 9.82 1.15
30-34 20614045 0.110659 11.8 8.74 0.84
35-39 19841363 0.106511 12.3 9.16 0.85
40-44 21614016 0.116027 13.1 9.113 0.79
45-49 17287495 0.092802 10.4 7.53 0.82
50-54 16468265 0.088404 9.8 6.61 0.77
55-59 12298430 0.06602 6.4 4.84 0.86
60-64 10146601 0.054468 5.1 3.76 0.83
65-69 8594318 0.046136 3.6 3.26 1.03
70-74 7576717 0.040673 2.6 3.34 1.45
75-79 5514220 0.029601 1.7 3.83 2.63
80-84 3104787 0.016667 0.07 2.9 4.52
85+ 1275724 0.006848 0.2 2.19 11.12
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This classic has been vetted by NHTSA, but we should note that younger drivers still have more accidents overall

Fatal Crash Rate: Fatalities per 100 million Vehicle Miles to Travel Bar Graph

Source: National Household Travel Survey VMT by Age and NHTSA FARS

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Updated: 01/03/2012

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