Georgia Young Driver Statistics
Licensed Drivers, Drivers Involved in Crashes, and Driver Injury Severity by Age Group- 2008Young Adult Drivers INVOLVED IN Crashes, Injury Crashes, Fatal Crashes, and Licensed Drivers by County 2003-2008
There were 6.6 million licensed drivers in the state of Georgia in 2007 (2008 data not available). Young drivers, between 15 and 20 years old, accounted for 8.5 percent (563,202) of all Georgia drivers, a 0.9-percent decrease from the 558,009 young drives in 2003. In 2008, 12.8 percent (67,712) of all drivers involved in Georgia crashes (530,087), 9.5 percent (97) of all drivers killed in crashes (1,023), and 17.0 percent (3,749) of drivers injured (22,072) were young drivers age 15 to 20 years old.
Percent of Young Driver Fatalities by County, 2008
Georgia young driver fatalities represent 9.5% of the all driver fatalities in 2008. The map above shows the distribution of young driver fatalities among all Georgia counties. Of Georgia’s 159 counties, 102 counties had zero young driver fatalities (represented by Dark-Blue). Nine (9) counties have young driver fatalities that were less than the Georgia young driver fatality rate, 9.5% of all driver fatalities, within the county (represented by Light-Blue). Twenty-seven (27) counties are 1 to 3.5 times greater than Georgia young driver fatality rate (represented by Pink) and twenty-one (21) counties are over 3.5 times greater than Georgia young driver fatality rate (represented by Red).
* Young adult is defined as persons between 15 and 20 years of age