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Fatal Crashes Involving Young Drivers in Washington 2004-2008

Design by Logan Pearsall > loganpearsall.blogspot.com Fatal Crashes involvingYoung Drivers Washington200608 How Significant is the Problem? • On Washington roadways, there were 1,003 fatal crashes involving a driver aged 16-25. These crashes resulted in a total of 1,142 deaths, which is an average of 228 deaths per year. This accounts for approximately 39% of all traffic deaths during the five-year period. What are the Contributing Factors? TIME 7.6% 5.3% 8.4% 18% 4% 15% 20% F10% 6:00 to 9:00 to Noon to 3:00 to 6:00 to 9:00 to Midnight to 3:00 to 8:59AM 11:59AM 2:59PM 5:59PM 8:59PM 11:59PM 2:59AM 5:59AM DAY OF THE WEEK MONTH OF THE YEAR Nearly half of the deaths occurred during the weekend, between 6:00 PM Friday and 5:59 AM Monday. Over 20% of the deaths occurred in July or August. January February 74 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 136 75 125 March 103 April May 122 91 127 97 169 June 95 July August September 226 127 237 121 102 October 102 November 77 December 78 ROADS & LOCATION RURAL URBAN COUNTY OFO Interstate Interstate Yakima US / State Hwy County Roads City Streets Other US / State Hwy County Roads City Streets Snohomish King Pierce Spokane Who Died in Crashes? Drivers 697 Passengers 353 Pedestrians tti 71 Pedalcyclists 15 Other Non-Motorists tt 2 Males Females Males between the ages of 16 and 25 25 accounted for more than half of all 20 deaths involving young drivers. 15 10 5 LO Age COMMON DRIVER ERRORS 470 Speeding Alcohol / Drug Impairment 437 Distracted / 225 VEHICLE TYPE Inattentive 71.6% of young drivers were operating a passenger auto, SUV, or van. Automobile, SUV, or Van 770 Pickup or Light Truck 182 Motorcycle 87 Bus or Motor Home 21 ATV 12 The Driver 1,075 young drivers involved in fatal crashes. Other| 3 Over 75% of these drivers were male. Female (21-25) Crash Type Two out of five deaths were Male (<21) single-vehicle crashes. 11.1% Over half of young drivers involved in 34.4% fatal crashes were alone in the vehicle. About 36% had one or two passengers. 43.3% 11.2% Male (21-25) Female (<21) Seat Belt Use More than one-third (35.2%) of young male passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes were not using a seat belt, compared to one-sixth (15.9%) of young female drivers. 889 passenger vehicle occupant deaths. About 43.9% were not using seat belts. Statewide, 43.0% of all passenger vehicle Occupants were not using seat belts. Brought to you by (Source: Washington State Analysis Reporting System [FARS], 2004-2008) DAVIS LAW GROUP, P.S. Washington Traffic Safety Commission, Traffic Research & Data Center www.DavisLawGroupSeattle.com Revised 10/5/2009 Number of Deaths <16| 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35|| 36-40 41-45 46-50|| 51-55 56-60 61-65| 66-70 +L/

Fatal Crashes Involving Young Drivers in Washington 2004-2008

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This infographic provides all types of statistical data for car crashes involving young drivers in the state of Washington. It shows what types of accidents happen, who are the victims, and what the c...

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