Kids and car crashes in Fairfax: Know the most dangerous roads

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Fairfax County police have just added up the numbers for car crashes that involved young drivers, those between 15 and 20 years old, last year. There were 1,840 of them.

Two young drivers were killed in crashes. One of those drivers was 19 years old. The other was 20. Both of those crashes involved driving too fast.

Police consider these to be the ten most dangerous roads and intersections for youngsters behind the wheel:

1 – BRADDOCK RD / FAIRFAX COUNTY PW
2 – CENTREVILLE RD / NEW BRADDOCK RD
3 – BRADDOCK RD between CLIFTON RD and UNION MILL RD
4 – BRADDOCK RD / OX RD
5 – BURKE LAKE RD between BURKE RD and SHIPLETT BV
6 – FRANCONIA RD between COMMERCE ST and FRONTIER DR
7 – BRADDOCK RD / ROLLING RD
8 – LEESBURG PI between I-495 and GEORGE MARSHALL DR
9 – BACKLICK RD / BRADDOCK RD
10 – BURKE LAKE RD / OX RD

Some good news to report

  • Only 2% of the crashes involved alcohol.
  • 97% of the drivers were wearing their seat belts.
  • The total number of 17- and 18-year-old drivers involved in crashes in 2016 dropped by nearly 100 compared to 2015.

Check the map for accident locations

This youth crash map shows the locations of crashes reported to the Fairfax County Police Department and their count at each location.

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