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Basic Facts About Teen Crashes

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  • The average annual fatality rate for all 50 states in 2009-10 was 9.5 deaths per 100,000 teens, a 41  percent decrease from the 2005-06 average of 16.2 deaths per 100,000 teens.
  • Five states (CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI) have maintained rates of less than 10 deaths per 100,000 teens since 2005-06.
  • 12 states (AZ, CA, VA, MA, NV, IL, NJ, MN, GA, FL, VT, and MO) have reduced their teen fatality rates by more than 50 percent between 2005-06 and 2009-10.


FARS and Population Estimates by State, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce. The Intercensal Population Estimates provide a consistent time series of population estimates that reflect the most recent 2010 census results. Fatality rate = deaths per 100,000 population.
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