Iowa Is One Of The Top 5 Most Dangerous States For Young Drivers
A new study finds Iowa is one of the top 5 most dangerous states for young drivers. Not a statistic to be proud of unfortunately.
This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and to promote safe teen driving, Safety.com analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the most dangerous states for young drivers. For this study, A young driver is defined as anyone between the ages of 15 and 20.
Safety.com pulled the data from 2017 and looked at the percentage of state traffic fatalities involving young drivers. The data factored in the percentage of the state's population that is between the ages of 15 and 20.
It found the top 5 most dangerous states by percentage are:
1. Rhode Island
3. New Hampshire
In Iowa, about 17 percent of traffic accident fatalities involved a young driver. People in that age group only account for 8.32 percent of the population.
You can read the full report here.