14% of road deaths involve a young driver

Around 14% of all deaths and injuries on the roads in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire involve a driver aged 17-19, according to a study for the RAC.

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Young drivers involved in over 10% of fatal crashes Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 13% of all deaths and injuries on our region's roads, involve a driver aged 17 to 19, according to a study for the RAC. North Yorkshire has the highest rate at 14%, while West Yorkshire has the lowest at just over 10%.

14% of road deaths involve a young driver

Around 14% of all deaths and injuries on the roads in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire involve a driver aged 17-19, according to a study for the RAC.

The figure for Northumbria is closer to the national average at just under 12%. This is despite the fact that only 1.5% of drivers are aged 17-19.

  • NATIONAL 11.9%
  • NORTHUMBRIA 11.8%
  • CLEVELAND 13.8%
  • DURHAM 14.1%
  • NORTH YORKSHIRE 14%
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