Missoula Healthy Kids Report 2010
In 2005, 40% of teen deaths in the US were caused
by traffic crashes.
National Center for Statistics
Teens are risk-takers and inexperienced drives. When you add the alcohol component and the fact that teens are also inexperienced drinkers, this disturbing statistic isn’t quite so surprising.
No Healthy People 2020 information or targets are available for this topic.
In Montana drivers age 15-19 make up:
- 7% of the population
- 5% of licensed drivers
- 16% of drivers in traffic crashes
- 10% of traffic fatalities
- 17% if traffic crash injuries
Montana Traffic Safety Bureau, Traffic Safety Problem Identification Report, 2009
In an effort to help improve a teens’ chances of survival for the first year of driving, Montana now has a graduated drivers’ license statute for the first year of driving that limits night-time driving and driving with other teens in the car.
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- Crashes by age of driver - Montana
- Alcohol-related crashes - Montana, for those <age 19
- In vehicles and under the influence - Percent of Missoula high school students who: wear a seat belt, drive after drinking, or ride with a drinking driver.