YOUNG DRIVERS ON NEW YORK ROADWAYS
Young drivers continue to be overrepresented in crashes (3% of licensed drivers vs. 8% of drivers involved in fatal and personal injury crashes). Covering the years 2016-2020, the study discusses characteristics of young driver crashes, the drivers involved and tickets issued to these drivers.
YOUNG DRIVERS ON NY ROADWAYS: 2016-2020 (Published February 2022)
YOUNG DRIVERS ON NY ROADWAYS: 2013-2017 (Published January 2019)
- 107 persons were killed in crashes involving young drivers in 2020, compared to 108 in 2016.
- 47% of the young drivers ticketed in 2020 received speeding violations, compared to 35% of all drivers ticketed.
- Young drivers involved in F & PI crashes are more likely to engage in unsafe or illegal behavior such as inattention or distraction, failure to yield, following too closely, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.
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