In 2008, the age group with the highest rate of crashes in Florida was 19. This was the year that the passage of Florida’s Motor Vehicles Act Ages 19-24 introduced a new licensing requirement for residents in this age group.
Because of this law, all drivers who were 19 years old and licensed to drive in Florida in 2007 were required to obtain a driver’s license by 2009. As part of this requirement, all drivers who were not holders of a motorcycle or commercial driver’s license had to complete and pass a knowledge test before being issued a driver’s license.
The test was similar to what is now required for non-Florida drivers: You must demonstrate your ability to recognize road signs, understand their meanings, and follow established routes or directions for getting where you want to go.
The ages of drivers involved in crashes
In 2008, there were five car accidents in Florida that involved people ages 20 to 29. All of these crashes took place in residential areas, and all but one involved a car being crashed into by a motorcycle.
These five accidents accounted for less than one percent of all cars on the road in Florida that year. Even though these crashes were relatively rare, they still deserve some attention.
Drilling down to just the motorcycle riders showed that only two were under the age of 25 and one was between the ages of 25 and 29. This is not fair as both young people and older people can be effected by drunk driving.
Between 2004 and 2008, an average of 715 drivers over age 30 were found to be driving while drunk. This number does not include those who are middle aged as they tend to drink socially or alcohol is present in their system.
Drivers under the age of 20 accounted for 8.7% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes involving drivers under the age of 20 are common. In 2008, there were 8.7% of all crashes in which a driver was under the age of 30.
This is true even though this group is only 19% LESS likely to cause a crash than older drivers. Most cars have a seatbelt that holds the occupant in place when it is turned into a back position.
With a lap belt, there is another piece that holds the person in place when they are lying on their front position. With both of these kinds of belts, there are less vulnerable places to be attacked or hurt by an opponent in a crash.
The odds of an older driver being involved in a crash is lower because of this effect. People under the age of 30 are also LESS likely to wear helmets than older drivers every year, making them even more susceptible to injuries in crashes.
Drivers between the ages of 20 and 29 accounted for 16.8% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes between vehicles are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 29. In 2008, 19% of all crashes in Florida were between cars or driver and passenger.
This rate is higher than most age groups, with drivers between the ages of 40 and 49 having the lowest rate of crashes at 7%.
The following group had the highest rate of crashes in 2008: Drivers between the ages of 20 and 24, with 16.8%of all crash victims being this age group.
This is probably because during this time, students are often busy preparing for a future as an automotive operator or driver.
Crashes involving drivers who were over the age of 30 accounted for 7.4% of all crash victims in 2008. This may be due to older drivers not being as careful as those who are younger.
Drivers between the ages of 30 and 39 accounted for 15.4% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes involving drivers between the ages of 30 and 39 Account for an unusually high number of crashes in this age group. In 2008, there were 5,859 crashes involving drivers between the ages of 30 and 39, representing 15.4% of all crashes in this age group.
This high percentage is likely due to two things: 1) There are more young adults out there looking to get experience behind the wheel and 2) The crash fees that they must pay can be costly.
Young adults are especially vulnerable to road rage, so car insurance companies charge more to protect them from themselves. This adds up over time, making it increasingly difficult for these individuals to afford their coverage.
Drivers between the ages of 40 and 49 accounted for 14.8% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes between vehicles are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 44. In 2008, 41% of all crashes occurred between drivers age 25 and 29.
In addition to the financial costs, this age group is also statistically more vulnerable to health problems caused by car accidents. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), people between the ages of 50 and 64 were more likely to be injured in a crash than any other age group.
The average driver in Florida had an average miles traveled last year, which means you probably drove your car for quite some time after you should stop driving.
Drivers between the ages of 50 and 59 accounted for 11.1% of all drivers involved in a crash
There were 527 total crashes in 2008 involving drivers age 45 and 49, which is why this section takes off with a lot of information to share.
This data was gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The data was gathered between 1982 and 2004, which is why there may be some discrepancies in the numbers.
It can be tough to calculate how old you are because of your years on the road, but this data will help tell you what group of people should watch out for.
If you are in the middle aged range, you should probably do some extra research to find out what kinds of risks you are on the road at times. You may find ways to lower your risk of a crash, or know people who have had success with stopping traffic when you need to.
Drivers between the ages of 60 and 69 accounted for 7.9% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes involving drivers age 60 to 69 accounted for 7.9% of all crashes in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This group makes up a large portion of the population 60 to 69, making this an important target audience for safe driving practices.
This group is more likely to be on the road as part of a social event or as a substitution for someone who can’t drive. For example, people in their late 50s and early 60s may not have the requisite expertise or experience to drive when they’re older individuals don’t always have access to vehicles, especially if they live far away.
It’s important for this group to know how to avoid a crash as they travel at different speeds through traffic.
Drivers over the age 70 accounted for 3.2% of all drivers involved in a crash
Crashes involving drivers over the age of 70 increased dramatically in 2008, increasing by 2.6% over 2007. This was a significant increase due to the fact that there were 4,406 drivers over the age of 70 in Florida in 2008.
Drivers between the ages of 50 and 59 had the second highest rate of crashes at 2.1%. These are important years of life before you know what you’re invested in and for driving, since you may not be as safe as someone who has already passed away.
There were 1,857 crashes involving drivers under the age of 25 in 2008, making it one of the highest rates for young drivers. This was likely due to limited crash data for these individuals compared to older drivers.