The U.S. Auto Accident Reporting Program, or AAA, recently released its annual Automotive Safety Index, which tracks how many fatal crashes occur each year across the country.
As of this writing, the index has Alabama, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington in the top ten, with California, Texas and Wisconsin at the bottom.
The report notes that the number of crashes per 100,000 people has increased by nearly 30 percent in the past decade, from about 14 crashes per million people in 2005 to 19.2 crashes per year in 2018.
However, while the number is up slightly, the number killed and injured is still much higher than in previous years.
According to the AAA, the median age of drivers in 2018 was just 33.9 years old, a far cry from the age of the average car in the U.K. which is 35.9.
However that doesn’t mean the average age of a driver in 2018 wasn’t a big increase from 35 years ago, with the average driver age in the United Kingdom jumping from 26 to 28 years old.
The number of people in the UK who were killed or injured in 2018 is also a staggering 14,000 more than the year before.
While the overall number of car accidents in the country has decreased by about 1 percent annually, the overall death toll from car accidents has actually increased by more than 2,400 percent.
That means that the United States has surpassed France, Spain, Italy, and Belgium in the total number of deaths due to automobile accidents.
According to the American Automobile Association, the average American driver is currently 21.5 years old on average.
The age of first driver for that average driver is 30.6.
However those are just averages.
In many cases, the driver’s age is much higher, with one person younger than the age 30 having a total of 14 deaths in 2018, compared to just three deaths in 2005.
The report also states that the average lifespan of a typical car has increased significantly, with a driver who was in their early 20s or older in 2020 having a median lifespan of just over 35 years.
However the average life expectancy of a new driver is much lower, with just under 24 years old in 2018 for those new drivers, compared with just over 31 years old for drivers who were older than 21 years old back in 2005 when the average first driver was 28.
However as mentioned earlier, those older drivers are more likely to have suffered a traumatic brain injury, as the average average age at that time was 27.9, which was also a record for that group.