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DRIVERS IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES BY AGE, 2012
Age group Number of
licensed drivers
Percent of
total
Drivers in
fatal crashes
Involvement
rate (1)
Drivers in
all crashes
Involvement
rate (1)
Under 16 127,283 0.1% 121 95.06 31,562 24,797
16 to 20 11,954,276 5.6 4,211 35.23 1,245,410 10,418
21 to 24 14,229,278 6.7 4,738 33.30 1,140,942 8,018
25 to 34 36,687,339 17.3 8,950 24.40 2,108,045 5,746
35 to 44 36,527,225 17.2 7,311 20.02 1,683,127 4,608
45 to 54 40,594,647 19.2 7,601 18.72 1,601,892 3,946
55 to 64 35,750,452 16.9 5,899 16.50 1,157,852 3,239
65 to 74 21,733,570 10.3 3,212 14.78 564,736 2,598
Over 74 14,210,760 6.7 2,532 17.82 347,352 2,444
Total 211,814,830 100.0% 45,337 (2) 21.40  9,881,681 (2)  4,665

(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers.
(2) Includes drivers of unknown age.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.

 
DRIVERS IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES BY AGE, 2007
Age group Number of licensed drivers Percent of total Drivers in fatal crashes Involvement rate (1) Drivers in all crashes Involvement rate (1)
Under 16 251,562 0.1% 239 NA 41,000 NA
16 to 20 12,974,790 6.3 6,851 52.80 1,611,000 12,419
21 to 24 13,883,418 6.7 6,256 45.06 1,122,000 8,085
25 to 34 35,768,517 17.4 10,692 29.89 2,176,000 6,083
35 to 44 39,556,975 19.2 9,862 24.93 1,869,000 4,725
45 to 54 41,088,979 20.0 8,982 21.86 1,761,000 4,286
55 to 64 31,172,277 15.2 6,011 19.28 1,159,000 3,717
65 to 74 17,688,324 8.6 3,025 17.10 460,000 2,600
Over 74 13,357,003 6.5 2,855 21.37 324,000 2,423
Total  205,741,845 100.0% 55,681 27.06 10,524,000 5,115
(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.

 
DRIVERS IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES BY AGE, 2008
Age group Number of licensed drivers Percent of total Drivers in fatal crashes Involvement rate (1) Drivers in all crashes Involvement rate (1)
Under 16 334,168 0.2% 213 NA 104,000 NA
16 to 20 12,961,412 6.2 5,729 44.20 1,413,000 10,902
21 to 24 13,933,959 6.7 5,312 38.12 1,181,000 8,479
25 to 34 36,171,833 17.4 9,745 26.94 2,080,000 5,751
35 to 44 39,024,883 18.7 8,762 22.45 1,904,000 4,879
45 to 54 41,536,308 19.9 8,313 20.01 1,616,000 3,892
55 to 64 32,119,786 15.4 5,695 17.73 1,010,000 3,144
65 to 74 18,519,111 8.9 2,913 15.73 459,000 2,480
Over 74 13,719,141 6.6 2,656 19.36 312,000 2,272
Total 208,320,601 100.0% 50,186 (2)  24.09 10,081,000 (2) 4,839

(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers.
(2) Includes drivers of unknown age.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.

 
DRIVERS IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES BY AGE, 2009
Age group Number of licensed drivers Percent of total Drivers in fatal crashes Involvement rate (1) Drivers in all crashes Involvement rate (1)
Under 16 409,526 0.2% 181 NA 148,000 NA
16 to 20 12,913,024 6.2 5,051 39.12 1,325,000 10,261
21 to 24 14,053,321 6.7 4,597 32.71 1,146,000 8,155
25 to 34 36,326,817 17.3 8,610 23.70 1,908,000 5,252
35 to 44 38,158,133 18.2 7,757 20.33 1,694,000 4,439
45 to 54 41,665,892 19.9 7,664 18.39 1,603,000 3,847
55 to 64 33,156,841 15.8 5,276 15.91 994,000 2,998
65 to 74 19,124,755 9.1 2,868 15.00 480,000 2,510
Over 74 13,810,077 6.6 2,550 18.46 315,000 2,281
Total 209,618,386 100.0% 45,230 (2) 21.58 9,614,000 (2) 4,586

(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers.
(2) Includes drivers of unknown age.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.

 
DRIVERS IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES BY AGE, 2010
Age group Number of licensed drivers Percent of total Drivers in fatal crashes Involvement rate (1) Drivers in all crashes Involvement rate (1)
Under 16 397,541 0.2% 160 NA 30,000 NA
16 to 20 12,584,467 6.0 4,487 35.66 1,300,000 10,328
21 to 24 14,042,407 6.7 4,585 32.65 1,120,000 7,979
25 to 34 36,280,367 17.3 8,540 23.54 1,911,000 5,268
35 to 44 37,339,135 17.8 7,313 19.59 1,752,000 4,693
45 to 54 41,442,309 19.7 7,490 18.07 1,554,000 3,751
55 to 64 34,297,095 16.3 5,554 16.19 1,026,000 2,991
65 to 74 19,698,915 9.4 2,894 14.69 512,000 2,599
Over 74 14,032,703 6.7 2,666 19.00 336,000 2,396
Total 210,114,939 100.0% 44,440 (2) 21.15 9,542,000 (2) 4,542

(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers.
(2) Includes drivers of unknown age.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.