Young drivers

Title: Reported road accidents involving young car drivers: Great Britain 2009

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 14th March 2011
Date published/launched: February 2011

This factsheet presents summary information relating to reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one young car driver.

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This factsheet presents summary information relating to reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one young car driver.

The young drivers involved in these accidents were not necessarily at fault. All figures were based on data in Great Britain for 2009 unless otherwise stated. Cars included three and four wheel cars, taxis, estate cars and minibuses. A driver is the person in control of the vehicle.

In Great Britain (GB) there were a total of 163,554 reported personal injury road accidents in 2009. Of all accidents, 26% (more than 42,000) involved at least one young car driver aged 17 to 24.

Young drivers accounted for 12% of all driving license holders. Therefore, young car drivers appear to be over represented in car accident statistics.

For more information contact:
Dave Hammond
T: 020 7944 6436

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