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:
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.