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Teen drivers in fatal crashes in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

As children age, they encounter new environments and challenges that pose new risks to their safety. Teenagers are significantly more likely to die from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents and firearms than children of younger ages. 

The rate of fatal crashes at night for drivers aged 16–19 is approximately three times greater per mile driven compared to adult drivers.
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Definition and Source



Drivers (Licensed in Delaware) Involved in Fatal Crashes by Age, Fiscal Year.

S: Data Suppressed

Data Source

Delaware State Police


Delaware's "Hands Free" law was implemented in 2010. Delaware's "Graduated Driver's Licensing Program" was implemented in 1999.

Last Updated

December 2023