Tag: Age

  • July 25th, 2017

This Research Brief provides updated statistics on rates of crashes, injuries and death per mile driven in relation to driver age based on the most recent data available, from 2014-2015. Drivers ages 16-17 continue to have the highest rates of crash involvement, injuries to themselves and others and deaths of others in crashes in which […]

  • July 24th, 2017

Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular non-crash-related deaths for children under 14. In fact, each year, an average of 37 children have died from vehicle heatstroke between 1998-2015. While it seems like an impossible mistake to make, every parent or caregiver can potentially become distracted, and distractions often fuel this devastating situation. No one is […]

  • November 8th, 2016

Proper use of child restraints in vehicles declined in several categories from 2013 to 2015, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Risking the safety of future generations by letting children ride unrestrained is not acceptable,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Seat belts and car seats save lives, and need to […]

  • October 15th, 2016

The objective of this research was to determine if a relationship exists between crashes and right-turn lane design characteristics with specific consideration of the age of the driver. The research team used crash data of selected intersections in Texas for a six-year period (2009–2014) to perform this study. The types of right-turn lane design considered […]

  • October 15th, 2016

The Problem: Too many teens are dying on our roads Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. There were 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes […]

  • July 16th, 2016

The community of stakeholders in safe mobility for seniors employs a language containing numerous technical terms or expressions having very specific meanings that differ across disciplines. Some of these terms are not well understood, and their use is subject to a variety of different interpretations. Moreover, this language continually changes to keep pace with advances […]

  • June 22nd, 2016

So far this year, at least 16 children have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers — more than double the number who perished by this time last year. General Motors is offering a potential solution on its 2017 GMC Acadia SUV, a system it calls the Rear Seat […]

  • June 15th, 2016

For the purpose of this fact sheet, children are defined as 14 years old and younger. Motor vehicle traffic crashes are a leading killer of children. Of the 32,675 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2014 in the United States, 1,070 (3%) were children 14 and younger.

  • May 28th, 2016

For the purposes of this fact sheet, the term young driver refers to a person 15 to 20 years old operating a motor vehicle involved in a crash. People in this age group generally obtain their licenses for the first time and many are under a graduated driver licensing program as they learn driving skills. […]