Young Driver Age Trends Findings Report
The study reported by GHSA found that older teen-age drivers were trending higher in their involvement in fatal crashes. This result was based on national FARS data, and the results should be considered by all states as they design their countermeasure programs.
An attempt was made to replicate these results in Alabama, recognizing that the comparatively small sample size of fatal crashes within Alabama might not yield statistically significant results. We were unable to replicate the findings of the GHSA reported research. However, in the process of the research some other factors were uncovered with regard to the 21-25 year old age group that could be of use in designing countermeasures for this age group in the future.