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.