Young Drivers

169 young drivers (ages 15-20) lost their lives in crashes on Nevada roads between 2015 - 2019. 

The Nevada Crash Data Dashboard provides information on who is involved in young driving fatalities and fatal crashes, where and when these crashes occurred, and why they happened. Nevada’s strategies to reduce young driving fatalities and serious injuries are listed below.

Zero Fatalities

TASK FORCE LEADERS

Vice Chair: Andrew Bennett, Office of Traffic Safety

Facilitator: Karen Sprattler, Kimley-Horn

STRATEGIES

  1. Improve driver licensing for young drivers in Nevada to meet or exceed national Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) best practices.
  2. Improve driver education for young drivers in Nevada.
  3. Support traffic law enforcement of young driver-related laws.
  4. Conduct targeted young driver outreach to young drivers and their parents/guardians.

Resources

DocumentsDownload Date
Young Driver Safety Task Force Meeting MinutesPDF12/2020
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018 Young Driver Traffic Safety FactsPDF10/2020
Young Driver Safety Task Force Quarterly Summary ReportPDF03/2020
Teen Distracted Driver Data - 2018PDF03/2020
2017 Young Driver Traffic Safety FactsPDF05/2019
Countermeasures that Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for
State Highway Safety Offices (Chapter 6: Young Drivers)
PDF2017
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Teenagers Website2020
Teen Driving Safety Research at CIRPWebsite2020
National Safety Council – Teen Drivers and Information for ParentsWebsite2020