Graph of the Day for June 8, 2010

"In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the United States aged 15-19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.  Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28% ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females."  CDC.


Source:  GAO.


Hoven's Index for June 8, 2010


Reduction in car crash fatalities from 1998 to 2008:  10.2%

Reduction for drivers aged 16 to 20:  28.9%

Number of states with seatbelt laws:  50

With nighttime restrictions on teens:  49

With passenger restrictions on teens:  43

Requiring driver's education to obtain license if under certain age:  34

Banning drivers from using electronic devices:  33

Source:  GAO.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the United States aged 15-19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.  Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 30% ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28% ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females."  CDC.


Source:  GAO.


Hoven's Index for June 8, 2010


Reduction in car crash fatalities from 1998 to 2008:  10.2%

Reduction for drivers aged 16 to 20:  28.9%

Number of states with seatbelt laws:  50

With nighttime restrictions on teens:  49

With passenger restrictions on teens:  43

Requiring driver's education to obtain license if under certain age:  34

Banning drivers from using electronic devices:  33

Source:  GAO.


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