Drivers In Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes By Age, 2017

 

  Licensed drivers Drivers in fatal crashes
Age group Number Percent of total drivers Number Involvement rate (1)
16 to 20 12,019,891 5.3% 4,278 35.6%
21 to 24 14,358,274 6.4 5,007 34.9
25 to 34 39,831,017 17.7 10,876 27.3
35 to 44 37,090,912 16.5 8,217 22.2
45 to 54 39,175,690 17.4 8,118 20.7
55 to 64 39,178,953 17.4 7,271 18.6
65 to 74 27,330,881 12.1 4,107 15.0
Over 74 16,284,040 7.2 3,120 19.2
Total 225,346,257 100.0% 52,274 (2) 23.2%
(1) Per 100,000 licensed drivers in each age group. (2) Includes drivers under the age of 16 and of unknown age. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Federal Highway Administration.